Monday, April 6, 2020

Identity of the soldier who killed man in Warri revealed

The identity of the army officer, who killed a young man, Joseph Pessu in Delta State while enforcing a stay-at-home order by the state government, has been revealed.

Joseph Pessu was shot dead by one Ilekura Samson Ajayi at around 10:30am on Thursday at Ada Val Arenyenka Street, Ugbuwangue, Warri, Delta State, while trying to withdraw money to purchase medicine for his pregnant wife.
His killing caused a stir and sparked a protest in the community with his enraged friends and kinsmen blocking major roads to express their anger.
A senior police officer in the state gave the name of the killer army personnel as Sergeant Ilekura Samson Ajayi of the Nigerian Army 4 Brigade Benin, Edo State, with force number 02NA/52/3134, Sahara Reporters can confirm.
According to him, police preliminary investigation showed that Ajayi is attached to Operation Delta Save, 3 Battalion, Nigerian Army, Effurun Barracks, Warri.
Operation Delta Save was launched by the Nigerian military to protect oil installations as well as prevent oil bunkering activities in the Niger Delta region.
Investigation by SR however, revealed that Ajayi hails from Imeri in Ondo State.
When contacted to know if the suspect had actually been released from police detention in Warri, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, said she had no idea about that.

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