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One killed as robbers attack Delta lawmaker’s residence

UGHELLI— ONE suspected robber was, Sunday night, shot dead by security aides of Mr Samuel Mariere, member representing Ughelli North Constituency I in the Delta State House of Assembly in Ughelli, headquarters of Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state.

The suspected robber and seven others, according to a dependable source, scaled  the fence of the Ughelli residence of the lawmaker at about 2 a.m.

According to the source, the robbers after pulling off the mosquito net of a window, asked the lawmaker’s wife to bring out all the cash they had, pointing an object that looked like a gun at her 13-year-old daughter.

The source, who pleaded anonymity, said luck ran out on the hoodlums when Mrs Mariere raised an alarm, which drew the attention of the security guards who succeeded in killing one of the hoodlums as he was trying to escape, adding that seven others, however, escaped.

Contacted on telephone, Mr Samuel Mariere said he was away in Lagos when the suspected hoodlums stormed his residence.

Confirming the incidence, a senior police officer attached to the Ughelli Police ‘A’ Division, said “the corpse of the suspected criminal was brought to the station this yesterday morning”.

The police source, who did not want his name in print said the matter was being investigated.



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