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Crime & Punishment of Monday, 11 January 2021

Source: The Guardian

Gunmen ambush couple in Delta, kill lady 

Unidentified gunmen yesterday opened fire on a couple in Ughelli, Delta State, killing a lady in the process around 11:00 a.m. by St Theresa roundabout in Ekuigbo.

Though it could not be confirmed if the assailants were kidnappers or armed robbers, witnesses at the scene of the incident told newsmen that the couple had just finished making some transactions at a Point of Sale (PoS) spot in the area when they were accosted by the gunmen.

Giving details of the incident, a resident of the area, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said it appeared the couple were returning from church when they were accosted by the hoodlums.
The source said: “As soon as the couple saw the gunmen who were inside a green Camry car, they tried to reverse and speed off from the scene only for the gunmen to open fire on them.

“The shots by the gunmen led to the death of the lady who was seated on the passenger’s side of the vehicle. She died immediately at the scene while the man who was driving the car also sustained gunshot wounds during the incident.

“Sensing apprehension that arose from the gunshots, the gunmen immediately fled the scene and headed towards the East-West road.”

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