Agene AKHERE, Benin
Residence of Aikhionbare axis of GRA in Edo State on Wednesday afternoon, were thrown into confusion when gunmen stormed the quiet street killing a nephew of Edo South PDP Senatorial district aspirant West Idahosa and his orderly, a police sergeant.
It was a pathetic sight at the residence of West Idahosa who is a three-time member of the House of Representatives, as sympathizers wailed openly.
WESTERN POST learnt that the suspected armed robbers opened fire on the vehicle with registration number BF 866 JJJ, which convened them from one of the new generation banks in Benin.
The incident, which occurred a stone throw from West Idahosa residence threw the neighbourhood into confusion.
The shooting created panic in the area as people ran for their lives.
Huge undisclosed amount of money was said to have been carted away alongside a gun belonging to the police sergeant.
Some eyewitnesses who refused to comment on camera said the gunmen met no resistance.
At the time our news crew visited the scene, the victims had already been taken to the mortuary.
Relatives and friends including the Commissioner of Police of Edo State, Mr. Foluso Adebanjo, were among the first callers.
Two relatives of the slain nephew to the politician, Mr. Perry, appealed to the police to investigate the gruesome killings.
At the time of filling this report the police were yet to issue an official statement on the killing.