A 47-year-old businessman, Christopher Utulu has been murdered by suspected assassins in Ogwashi Uku community, near Asaba, Delta State.
It was gathered that Chris, as he was fondly called by his business associates, was allegedly killed on Monday night by his assailants few metres to his house after a prolonged shouting match
Tthe police spokesman, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, who confirmed the incident to DAILY UPDATES said “the victim was killed by suspected assassins few metres to his house at about 9pm after a prolonged shouting match, he was shot in the chest and died on the spot. We are investigating the gruesome murder, no arrest has been made yet; we will do our best to bring to book the culprits.”
The victim’s wife, Mrs,Val Utulu who spoke to DAILY POST said “My husband was killed because of the money he got from their meeting; one of the members had threatened to kill him for inexplicable differences two weeks before this incident, we reported to the police but there was no result, the man is very Influential, the police did not arrest him.
“I heard a shouting match in the night, I did not know it was my husband, I waited till 11pm he did not come home, I called his GSM, it was switched off, and I shouted for help before I met him in a pool of blood, the assassins ran away in their car.”
Sources said that the victim was shot severally on chest after his sole efforts to overpower his assailants failed to produce good result.