BENIN — A National Youth Service Corps member in Asaba, Delta State, Mr. Osaro Edeghonghon, was weekend murdered by unknown assailants at Ekpoma, the administrative headquarters of Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State.
He was allegedly murdered at a drinking spot along the Benin-Auchi road at about 9.00 am.
The killing of Edeghonghon came on the heels of the murder of an aide to the Chairman of Esan‑West Local Government Area by a woman two weeks ago at the same drinking spot.
Vanguard learnt that the late NYSC member was accosted by his assailants while making his exit from the beer parlour and sensing dangers, he took to his heels, but was pursued by his assailants who caught up with him before raining bullets on him.
He was thereafter left to die in the pool of his blood.
However, his father, Mr. Patrick Edeghonghon had accused the police of handling the case in a shoddy way and alleged that he was prevented from seeing a suspect arrested in connection with the murder.
He, therefore, appealed to the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Folusho Adebanjo, to intervene in the matter to ensure that justice was done.