Gunmen have killed Omo-Agege’s aide.
The popular member of the All Progressives Congress in Ward 6, Sapele, Mr Cyril Mudiagbe, popularly called Cyril Makanaki, who is also an aide to the deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, was shot dead by yet-to-be-identified gunmen.
The incident reportedly occurred at his house in the Decima area of Sapele between Saturday night and early Sunday as his lifeless body was found in the pool of his blood on Sunday morning.
The gruesome murder has subsequently thrown the entire area into pandemonium while the local vigilante and other security operatives have been battling to unravel the mysteries surrounding the killing.
A local source said that the gunmen who reportedly operated like hired assassins “came directly to the late Makanaki’s apartment and instructed him to open the door for them, which the late Cyril refused”
“The gunmen forcefully gained entrance by breaking the door into the apartment and shooting him. This looks like an assassination because the late Cyril was not robbed of anything.
“He was rushed to a private hospital where the doctor on duty confirmed him dead on arrival”, the source who would not want his name published told journalists.
Another source however stated that the assailants were possibly members of an armed robbery syndicate who were in the locality on robbery operation
“They came to rob. They first went to the plaza opposite the house before coming to this place”, the source claimed.
According to another local source, “They were banging his window and when he opened his window, he was shot in the chest.”