Gunmen kill 44-year-old community leader, mason in Warri

Yet-to-be-identified gunmen, late Monday night, killed a 44-year-old immediate past chairman of Ugbori community in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, Amb. Prince Godwin Metie.

The incident, suspected to be executed by assassins, occurred at around 9:00 p.m at Merogun area, near popular Iyara community in Warri.

Reports claim Itsekiri-born Metie was set to celebrate his 45th birthday on February 13 before he was assassinated by gunmen who wore masks.

Meanwhile, suspected cultists were reported to have shot dead a mason simply identified as Uruese alias Iron Monkey in Orerokpe, headquarters of Okpe Local Government Area of the state.

It was gathered that the incident happened Friday night along a street close to the council’s secretariat.

Reports say the assailants did not bother to break into the home of the deceased but tore the window net of his bedroom and shot him dead while he was asleep with his wife.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Delta State Police Command, Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirmed Friday’s killing, but couldn’t immediately speak on the death of the former Ugbori community chairman’s death.

She added that investigations were ongoing to apprehend the assailants.


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