A yet-to-be-identified gunmen, has reportedly shot dead a member of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Otor-Owhe, Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State.
The victim, identified as Mr. Christopher Ojayanso, was traced to his residence in the wee hours of Sunday where he was shot dead by the suspected assailants who made away with his car.
He was said to have been killed in the presence of his wife and children between 4 to 5 O’clock in the morning.
A source said that the gunmen only took the car of the victim which they used as a getaway car after a robbery operation.
“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 may be 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.
According to information, “on getting to his gate they shot at the lock and made to the house to demand the key of his car but there was a resistance and they fire at him and also injured his wife before fleeing with the car”.
It was gathered that gathers that Ojayanso popularly known as Olovie was a personal driver to the former Majority leader of the Delta State House of Assembly, late Tim Oghenekome Owhefere who died in January 2021.
When contacted about the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident but didn’t give details.