A Special Assistant on Youth Development to the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has been reportedly killed in Ekpan in Uvwie local government area of the state.
The victim, Ngozi Lawrence Ijei, was said to have been shot dead on Friday night after being ambushed while returning from an outing.
ChannelsTV reports that after killing their target, the assailants made away with a huge sum of money found in his possession.
Governor Okowa has since condemned the killing, saying he was deeply saddened over the incident.
The governor, in a statement said, “On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I mourn the death of Mr Lawrence Ngozi Ijei, who was my aide until his untimely demise.
“I condole with his wife and family and urge security agencies to investigate the unfortunate incident with a view to bringing the perpetrators to justice.”
The governor called on the security agencies to dig deep into the unfortunate incident and apprehend those behind the action.