Suspected Cultists Murder Hairstylist In Delta | Independent Newspapers Nigeria


There was pandemonium on Sunday in Sapele community, Delta State as a 42-year-old hairstylist, Adams Eguvwese was murdered by unknown gunmen.

Daily Independent gathered that the victim was killed inside his barbing salon in broad daylight by masked men.

It was learnt that the victim was shot while sitting in the front of his saloon along the new road by Otite road junction in Sapele at about 12:45 p.m on Sunday by gunmen suspected to be assassins.

In the past one month, no fewer than 8 young men have been killed in what some residents have termed renewed cult war, sadly, the police authority, the local government chairman and other political leaders in the town has kept mute, while the killings rage on.

It was also gathered from a source who spoke under anonymity, revealed that the gunmen came in a numberless blue Toyota corolla car, “Adams was sitting outside his barbing saloon when the numberless blue Corolla came, a man holding a shotgun approached him and shot him, he (Adams) ran into the shop and the gunman went after him and short him again at the entrance of his shop before he got into the Corolla and drove away.”

It was gathered that the victim was still conscious while he was being rushed to the Sapele Central hospital but was referred the Delta State University Teaching Hospital in Oghara.

It was revealed that the victim died on the way to Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara

“Those who rescued him came back for lack of fuel in their vehicle and the crowd who had gathered at the scene of the incident had to raise cash for him, but because he has lost so much blood in the process, he could not make it,” another source added.

The motive for his murder was not immediately clear; however gathered that it may not be unconnected with the raging cult war in Sapele.

When contacted Police Public Relation Officer, ( PPRO), DSP, Onome Onovwakpoyeya confirmed the incident, saying, “Yes it is confirmed”.




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