Man shoots 6 in Edo, gunned down by police – The News

Edo CP Chris Ezike

Edo CP Chris Ezike

Jethro Ibileke/Benin

The police in Benin have confirmed the death of three persons who were allegedly shot dead by a middle aged man identified as Onana Osua.

Osua who was said to have shot six persons over alleged food poison, was finally gunned down after he allegedly attacked a police patrol team.

The incident occurred at Uromi, Esan North East local government area of the state.‎

The late Osua who was admitted at an undisclosed hospital for food poisoning, reportedly left the hospital bed, went home, took his gun and went to the homes of people he suspected to be responsible for poisoning him and shot them dead.

It was gathered that Osua who was said to be the chairman of a motor park in Uromi town, allegedly killed the wife of one of his targets who was not at home when he arrived at his residence.

Sources said Osua fled to Ubiaja in Esan south-west where he reportedly shot at a patrol team before he was gunned down.

Edo Police spokesman, DSP Abiodun Osifo, who confirmed the report, said Osua went on a killing spree before the police stopped him.

He however said three of the victims were confirmed dead while others are at critical condition in the hospital.

Osifo explained that Osua shot at a police team who were already aware of his killing spree before the police fired back.

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