As Deltans continue to comply with the “Stay at home,” order by Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, soldiers on stop and search duty on Thursday shot one Mr. Joseph Pessu dead by Ada-Val Areyenka Junction in Ugbuwangue community in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.
Details as to why the victim was shot dead remained sketchy at the time of this report.
However, it was learnt that the deceased was stopped at a checkpoint by a soldier but refused and made an attempt to run away.
He was chased by the soldiers who shot him dead in the processes.
At the time of filing this report,the remains of the deceased has been deposited in the morgue.
When contacted for comments, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Hafiz Inuwa in a telephone chat with DAILY POST confirmed the report to be true, saying, “I’m yet to get the full details.”
DAILY POST can report that until this time, the Coronavirus pandemic has not killed anybody in Delta State.