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Suspected assassins kill man in front of his pregnant wife, children in Edo


A 40-year-old man simply identified as Odion Ehiorobo Larry has been killed in Edo State.

Ehiorobo was killed by gunmen suspected to be assassins in Benin City, Edo State.

It was gathered that Ehiorobo was shot dead in front of his pregnant wife and children in his house located at Peanut Road along Sapele Road in Benin city at about 2 am on Thursday, February 18.

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According to Standard Gazette crime correspondent, Festus Alenkhe, who visited the area, the gunmen scaled the fence into the compound and gained access into the apartment by forcing the door open.

They went straight into his bedroom, dragged him to the lounge before shooting him in the head.

Ehiorobo was said to have pleaded with them with everything he had, including money and other belongings but they told him they came for his life.

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The deceased’s pregnant wife told Standard Gazette that her husband was killed in front of her and their children.

“Despite his appeal to the killers, they still went ahead and shot him. They waited for him to die before they left the house. I am calling for justice,” she said in tears.

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The police have evacuated the body to the mortuary for autopsy and further investigation.