A retired Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Daniel Akogwu, has been killed alongside his teenage son by a suspected rival cult group who had gone for the boy said to be a member of another gang that had killed a rival some weeks ago.
The incident which happened in Makurdi, the capital of Benue State on Thursday, July 28, 2016, was said to have occurred in the early hours of the day when the gang laid ambush at Akgwu’s house and when his wife, a food seller, opened the door at about 4am to prepare her food, they struck.
A neighbour of the Akogwus who identified himself as Adah, said that the cult group had first attacked the woman before her screams brought out her husband who was gunned down and when their target also came out, he too was killed.
“It was when the mother of the boy, a food seller, who usually comes out early to prepare for her business, opened the door that she stormed into them and started shouting.
The screaming attracted the deceased’s husband’s attention. He quickly took his cutlass behind his bed and ran out to find out why the wife was shouting.”
“It was at that point that the cult boys opened fire and killed him instantly. They sighted the son and also shot at him to death too.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Moses Yamu, confirmed the incident, saying that the killers would be arrested and prosecuted soon.