HARBOUR KILLING

The Udu harbour market near the Udu bridge where Mr Freeborn Odiete held sway as chairman before he was gunned down Sunday this week is still in a dull mood.
Shops in the entire market were closed Monday when the information of his dealt filtered into the harbour market.
Only few shops at the Udu harbour market have opened for business Tuesday when DRTV News crew visited the market.
An elderly woman narrated how she heard the death of the Udu Harbour Market chairman.
At the residence of the slain harbour market chairman on Opistle close along the Udu market road, it was a dull moment as friends and relatives of the deceased wore mournful faces.
The wife of the deceased, Mrs Anthonia Odiete was with the husband when the assailants blocked their car close to the premises of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources FUPRE in Ugbomor.
They had gone to drop their son in the campus.
It was gathered that bullets from the gun of the suspected hired assassins also hit the leg of the woman.
Investigations further revealed that the assassins shot at Mr freeborn Odiete and chased him into the toilet in a building nearby to ensure he was dead.
A close relation of the family narrated how it happened.
The wife of the deceased was surrounded by sympathisers who thronged their home to console her and the children who have lost their bread winner.
One of the mourners and a tenant to the deceased, Chief Macaulay Gabriel Reacts.
Investigations carried out by DRTV News indicate that the deceased harbour market chairman in Udu had been trailed several times by unknown persons believed to be hired assassins.
It was further gathered that the chairmanship of the Udu Harbour market has been an issue between Ovwian and Owase communities.
Further investigations revealed that the leadership of the two communities had agreed to settle the issue of who controls the harbour market before the unfortunate incident happened.
As at the time of this report, some family members of the late Freeborn Odiete were in Ovwian police station to formally inform the police and the need to investigate the unfortunate incident.



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