Ex-militant leader, Indukapo Ogede has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in the state capital, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Ogede, the Coordinator of Operations, Darlon Oil and Gas Servicing, was reportedly killed Sunday night at a hotel at the Okutukutu suburb of the state capital.
The deceased was said to have been shot as he made to enter into the hotel premises. He was confirmed dead at the Gloryland Hospital where he was rushed.
Spokesman of the state police command, SP Asinim Butswat, has confirmed the incident as he disclosed that investigation into the matter has fully began.
In a statement, the chairman, Darlon Oil and Gas Limited, Chief Levi Wilson, said: “Our investigation revealed that the killers who dressed in uniforms that resembled that of the security operatives, entered the hotel in the afternoon of that ill-fated Sunday and paid for three rooms.
“It was further learnt that after they lodged, they went to the bar of the hotel, where they drank beer while waiting for their victim who had gone out for an assignment.
“According to eyewitness testimony, the behaviour of the assailants raised suspicion, and as a result, friends of the deceased decided to put calls through to warn the deceased, but he allegedly didn’t take the calls because he was driving at the time.
“Unfortunately, when he arrived the premises of the hotel about 7:45p.m., the gunmen ran towards him, shot him twice, one on the chest and the other on his lower abdomen, leaving him for dead.
“The victim was eventually confirmed dead at the Gloryland Hospital at Opolo, Yenagoa, several minutes later, from where his body was moved to the morgue of the Federal Medical Center.
“We wish to use this medium to appeal to the various law enforcement agencies to investigate the killing and bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to book in a bid to ensure that such incident do not repeat itself in the nearest future.
“For us, this is one death too many, particularly because the deceased left behind his parents, wife and children. We wish this never happened, but we are all pencils in the hands of our Maker.
“We are, therefore, left with no choice than to accept God’s decision. We commiserate with the family of the deceased and the entire Darlon Oil and Gas Limited family.
“We share in the pains of his family and pray the almighty God to strengthen them at this somber time and always. We also pray for the repose of his soul.”