By Ovie Okpare

Mr Solomon Akumagba, a revenue collector has been reported shot dead by gunmen in the Iyara area of Warri in Delta State.

Akumagba also fondly called Ogene was reportedly shot by his killers at about 12:40pm on Tuesday at the Iyara Junction, off Cemetery Road in the commercial nerve centre of the state.

It was gathered that the victim had reportedly received a strange call from unknown number prior to the incident.

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The gunmen were said to have waited till they ensure that their target has given up the ghost before fleeing with his handset.

The deceased was a staff of the Warri South Council and member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the area.

WARRI TODAY further learnt that the armed men were masked when they struck and shot sporadically to disperse residents in bid to actualize their game plan.

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When contacted, the Warri South LGA Chairman, Dr Michael Tidi confirmed the incident, lamenting the action of Okene’s killers.

“It is a sad story. His death is shocking to me. He was such an efficient guy”, Tidi said.

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When also reached on the development, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adeyinka Adeleke confirmed the incident.

According to the Commissioner Akumagba had reportedly received a call from an unidentified person before the incident took place.

Adeleke also confirmed that the suspects also made away with the victim’s phone.

However, the corpse of the victim has been deposited at a morgue in Warri.


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