A member of the People Democratic Party (PDP) was shot dead at Otor-Owhe, Isoko North Local Government Area, Delta state, by an unidentified gunman.
Mr. Christopher Ojayanso, the victim, was tracked to his home in the early hours of Sunday, when he was shot dead by alleged attackers who fled in his car.
He was alleged to have been murdered between 4 and 5 a.m. in the presence of his wife and children.
According to sources, the gunmen only stole the victim’s automobile, which they utilized as a getaway vehicle following the heist.
“They were operating in the area but ran out of fuel and wanted a get-away car. So, they traced an outside bulb light which was shining at the dead of the night to Olovie’s residence maybe thinking he must be a ‘big man’ to have his generator set on at that time.
Ojayanso was said to be the only one who still had his generator set on at that time,
“On reaching his gate, they shot at the lock and made their way to his house to demand the key to his car, but there was resistance, so they fired at him and injured his wife before fleeing with the car,” according to information.
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Ojayanso, sometimes known as Olovie, was the personal driver of late Delta State House of Assembly Majority Leader Tim Oghenekome Owhefere, who died in January 2021.
DSP Bright Edafe, a state police public relations officer, confirmed the incident when contacted, but did not provide further details.
However, Ogheneyole Palmer, a former media aide to the late lawmaker, confirmed the incident in a Facebook post.
He wrote; “For us at Tim Kome Owhefere Political Family, it is a sad day for us. In the early hours of this morning, one of us, Mr. Christopher Ojayanso popularly called Olovie was gruesomely shut dead before his wife and kids by men of the underworld.
“This is one death too many. We are in deep sorrows and grief. Such shouldn’t have happened at all. While we pray to God to grant the family he left behind the fortitude to soldier on, we call on the police and other security agencies to leave no stone unturned to unravel and punish accordingly the perpetrators of this heinous crime”.