A 40-year-old man identified as Odion Ehiorobo Larry has been killed bu unknown gunmen at his residence located at Peanut Road along Sapele Road in Benin city, Edo State.
It was gathered that Ehiorobo was shot dead in front of his pregnant wife and children by the gunmen who clearly came to assassinate him.
A crime correspondent with Standard Gazette, Festus Alenkhe, who visited the area, said the gunmen scaled the fence into the compound.
After gaining access into the apartment by forcing the door open, the gunmen were said to have went straight into his bedroom, dragged him to the lounge before shooting him in the head.
The deceased’s pregnant wife told Standard Gazette that her husband was killed in front of her and their children after he pleaded with them with everything he had, including money and other belongings.
“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.
It was learnt that the police evacuated the Ehiorobo’s body to the mortuary for autopsy and further investigation.
This is coming a few weeks after US-based Nigerian businessman, Prince David Abudu, was murdered by kidnappers in Edo State while on his way back to his base in Atlanta, Georgia.