A five-man armed robbery gang in the early hours of Wednesday allegedly shot and killed one Dr. Godwin
Omofonwa, a lecturer in the department of Education of the University of Benin (Uniben) in Edo State. The hoodlums had reportedly stormed the deceased residential area at Evbuomore community about 01.14am and started terrorizing innocent residents.
The State Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo who disclosed this said the command immediately deployed policemen to the scene of crime following a distress call. Kokumo said: “in the ensuing gun battle, one of the marauders was shot dead; while others escaped.
“Sadly, one Dr. Godwin O. Omofonwa, a lecturer in the department of Education; University of Benin died as a result of gunshot wounds he received from the robbers. “The deceased’s three phones and another Nokia phone robbed from one Precious were recovered from the dead robber. “The police have been on the trail of this particular group of hoodlums who have been troubling the vicinity until they met their waterloo,” Kokumo said.