Fear of another bloody ‘Ember months’ again gripped residents of the twin cities of Effurun-Warri and other towns in Delta state, following the killing of the daughter of a former military administrator of Kano state, Retired Brig General Dominic Oneya.
Ms Frances Oneya, mother of four, was on her way home from the bank when she was shot dead by armed robbers around JW Junction on Ovie Palace Road, Effurun in broad daylight on Friday morning.
The incident occurred on the same day that about 10 armed robbers laid siege to the Effurun/Ughelli axis of the East/West highway.
The Police Public Relations Office, Delta Command, DSP Celestine Kalu, who confirmed the report, said the robberies were perpetrated by the same gang that plundered and pillaged on the Ughelli expressway.
Kalu, who spoke in a telephone chat with our reporter, said the robbers made away with the woman’s handbag.
She said, “She (victim) went to the bank to withdraw money. I think they followed her (from the bank). They shot her and took her handbag but they did not know that the money was not in the bag; it was in the boot of the car.”
The police image-maker further revealed that the car was recovered along with the N250, 000 cash, adding that the police were on the trail of the robbers.