Unknown Gunmen Shot Dead NTA Reporter in Benin

Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Benin City in Edo state, has
lost one of his reporter Lawrence Okojie, who was shot dead by some
unknown gunmen along Ogunola junction off Siluko Road in Benin City on
Saturday, July 8th.

According to reports, late Mr. Okojie, who was dropped off by NTA
staff bus at Ogunola Junction around 8: 00 p.m. on Saturday, had called
his wife on phone and informed her that he was on his way home. However,
several hours later that the wife, after repeated calls to the deceased
phone without any response raised an alarm that her husband, who was
supposed to have arrived home could not be reached.

His body were later found at a morgue in Benin. Confirming the incident,
the state Police Public Relations Officer, Moses Nkombe, said one
person has been arrested in connection with the murder of the deceased.
He said investigations are still ongoing and that all those found guilty
would be brought to book.

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