- Eunice Aghanya, the wife of a retired police chief, has been assassinated in Benue state
- Some yet to be identified assailants reportedly killed the woman on Friday, March 12, after trailing her to her house
- The police in Benue have confirmed the incident while investigations have commmenced
Unknown gunmen have reportedly killed Eunice Aghanya, the wife of a retired commissioner of police, Ibezimako Aghanya, in her home in Makurdi.
According to the newspaper, Aghanya was killed on Friday, March 12, at her residence off David Mark Bye-Pass in Makurdi, the Benue state capital.
The deceased was believed to have been trailed home by her assailants as she reportedly returned to her house at about 4pm with her car parked outside of the gate.
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It was gathered that the late woman lived alone in Benue while her husband resides in Lagos.
A witness was quoted to have said:
“It was when the younger Aghanya got there that he had to break the door to enter the house because he saw her car parked outside. On getting inside, he met Mama Aghanya in the pool of her blood already dead. She was macheted on the head severally by her attackers.”
The ugly incident has been confirmed by the spokesperson of the Benue state police command, DSP Catherine Anene.
Anene added that the investigation into the murder is in progress.
In another report, Okiemute Sowho, an aide to the governor of Delta state, Ifeanyi Okowa, has been shot dead by gunmen suspected to be assassins.
Sowho was killed on Saturday evening, February 20, in Sapele, Delta state.
Legit.ng gathers that the deceased, until his death, was the special assistant to Governor Okowa on youth development. Anonymous sources suggested that the killing might have been carried out by suspected assassins as nothing was stolen from the deceased.
Nurudeen Lawal is a Legit.ng journalist passionate about fact-checking/verification journalism. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature-in-English from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. As Politics Editor, Nurudeen mostly writes on Nigeria’s political and socio-economic developments. He has attended different workshops, conferences and training on fact-checking and digital reporting, among others. Learn more about him on Twitter, @Nurudeen Lawal_