Gunmen Murder Senior Bank Staff In Rivers State


A senior bank officer based in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, identified as Adewale Adesanya, has been killed by unidentified gunmen in Ahoada area of Rivers State.

The victim said to be 39, was reportedly killed on Saturday at 3pm by the gunmen who shot at him repeatedly until he died. Friends described Wale who hails from Ijebu Ode in Ogun State as a socialite, well known in Yenagoa.

Wale, who was married with two children with his wife pregnant for the third, was said to be driving his car to Port Harcourt in the company of two others when the assailants swooped on him close to NNPC filling station after Okobe on the East-West road.

Even when he lost control of the vehicle and skidded into the bush, the hoodlums who were determined to kill him, followed the vehicle and kept shooting at it.

Persons in the vehicle with the victim identified as Haruna and Samson were said to be known by the family and friends of the deceased.

The two men reportedly escaped into the bush when they noticed that the gunmen were still coming towards the car as the late banker tried to crawl out with his last strength. Samson who later arrived Yenagoa, said that one of the gunmen repeatedly told a member of the gang to “finish him up” and “offload him”,

A team of policemen from the Ahoada-East Area Command were said to have arrived later at the scene of the incident to remove the corpse and the car.

It was gathered that the victim with 10 years banking experience, was an account officer to many of the ex-militants on the payroll of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP).

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