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TENSION IN OTOLOKPO AS GUNMEN KILL WOMAN

Jan 19, 2024
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Late Mrs Adaoire

TENSION IN OTOLOKPO AS GUNMEN KILL WOMAN
Unknown gunmen believed to be assassins are at it again in Otolokpo Kingdom in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, has they assassinated a 67 year old woman, simply known as Mrs. Adaorie at her house in Alugba Quarters.
Mrs. Adaorie was said to have been shot dead while lying down on a mat at the frontage of her house while receiving fresh air as a result of the heat in the house. By
The tragic incident is said to have occurred at about 8 pm on Tuesday January 16, 2024.
Many who knew Mrs. Adaorie described her as loving, caring, great farmer, and hard-working woman who was very good at her fufu business, saying that she had numerous and good patronage because of the way she prepared her fufu.
When Ika Weekly Newspaper reporter visited the home of the deceased at Alugba Quarters, Otolokpo, family members, neighbours, sympathizers and all who knew the deceased were seen gathered in groups discussing the unfortunate incidents and raining curses on the evil perpetrators.
Speaking with our correspondent, the son of the deceased, (name withheld) said on that fateful evening, his mother was lying on a mat at the frontage of their house while he went to take his bath in the bathroom.
He disclosed that while taking his bath, he held some gun shots, but said his thought was that hunters were the shooters.
The young man affirmed that after bathing, he went into his room and wore his cloths.
His words, “After putting on my cloths, I took my phone and its charger, came outside and told my mother that I am going to charge my phone but she never responded; So, I left, but when I came back, I noticed that my mother was still lying down on the mat; and by this time, it was already few minutes past 10 pm;
I went closer and tap her severally, but she never responded; It was at that moment that BEDC brought back light and I discovered the pool of blood on the ground beside her; Quickly raised alarm and my aunty who resides close to us and other neighbours came and saw that my mother has been shot”.
Asked if he has reported the sad incident to the appropriate authority, affirmed that he has reported the incident to the police in Umunede.
The motive behind the killing of Mrs. Adaorie was yet to be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that Otolokpo Kingdom has recorded 8 killings by gunmen thus far, and residents in the community seemed to be engulfed with fear as security in the land seemed to be porous.

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