In Benin: NTA reporter shot dead by gunmen

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Some colleagues of the deceased joined some of his family members to search for Mr Okojie, only to find his corpse in a morgue in Benin.

The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) has reportedly lost one of its reporters, Mr Lawrence Okojie, who was shot dead by gunmen in Benin City, Edo state on Saturday, July 8.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Okojie was murdered in cold blood around Ogunola Junction, off Siluko Road, in Benin.

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DSP Moses Nkombe, the spokesman of the State Police Command, while confirming the report, said one person has been arrested in connection with the murder.

NAN reports that the deceased who alighted from an NTA staff bus at Ogunola Junction around 8: 00 p.m. on Saturday night, reportedly called his wife on phone to inform her that he was on his way home.

However, the wife of the deceased, after repeatedly calling his number, raised an alarm that her husband who was supposed to have arrived home, had been unreachable.

According to the reports, some colleagues of the deceased joined some of his family members to search for Mr Okojie, only to find his corpse in a morgue in Benin.

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Details surrounding the death are yet to be uncovered but the police have, however, promised to investigate the case thoroughly and bring the culprits to book.

May his soul rest in peace.



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