JUST IN: Gov. Okowa SA On Youth Development Shot Dead
Lawrence Ngozi Akpomiemie

Special Assistant to the Delta State Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Youth Development, Lawrence Ngozi Akpomiemie, has been reportedly shot dead.

Akpomiemie, was reportedly shot dead by gunmen in the Ekpan community in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State on Friday.

Reports have it that he was ambushed by some youths as he returned from an outing with a lady friend on Friday night.

Already, it was gathered that youths were mobilizing to attack perceived enemies of the deceased and burn down their properties.

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Prior to his appointment by Okowa in 2016, Ngozi was standing trial for sundry crimes, including murder, but was controversially released from prison before being appointed SA on Community and Youth Affairs to the governor.

His murder on Friday night was the latest in killings arising from insecurity along Ekpan and Jakpa Road areas of Uvwie LGA.

Recall that at least six persons have been killed in the area in the last couple of weeks in the latest upsurge of violence before the botched February 16 general elections.