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‘Armed robbers’ kill man in Bayelsa

‘Armed robbers’ kill man in Bayelsa
June 25
22:54 2017
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Suspected armed robbers have shot dead a man in Yenogoa, Bayelsa state.

Asinim Butswat, police public relations officer in Bayelsa, confirmed this to NAN on Sunday.

Butswat said investigation was ongoing to unravel those behind the dastardly act and apprehend them.

According to the police, the incident occurred on Saturday evening on Melford Okilo Road, INEC/Kpansia area of Yenagoa.

The victim, Samuel Collins, was a graduate of Engineering from the University of Benin.

According to a witness, Collins was accosted by the hoodlums at INEC Road junction on his way to the Nigerian Content Development and Management board’s office on Isaac Boro Expressway, where he was undergoing training.

Another witness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Collins was shot by the gunmen at a close range on his head when he tried to drag his phones and valuables with his assailants.

He said the gunmen abandoned the lifeless body of their victim, fled the scene after collecting his phone, money and other valuables.

Some of his friends described Collins as an easy-going and brilliant young man, explaining that the police had since removed his body and deposited it at the morgue of the federal medical centre, Yenagoa.

According to them, arrangements were being made to take his remains to his hometown, Port Harcourt, Rivers state, for burial.

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