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Soldier shot my son 3 times waited for him to die — Father of boy killed in Warri

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By Jimitota Onoyume, Asst. News Editor

Day two of the lockdown in Delta state witnessed a sad scene in Ugbwuwangwe axis  of Warri south local government as a soldier standing at Ubeji round about allegedly chased a 28 year old Joseph Pessu from Ubeji down to Ugbwuwangwe , a distance of about two kilometers and allegedly shot him at close range three times.

Father of the late Joseph, Mr Monday Pessu in an exclusive chat with the Vanguard said he believed the soldier was commissioned to murder his son, urging the appropriate authorities to prevail  on the soldier to disclose who allegedly recruited him to murder his son .

The late Pessu said he is a widower with seven children,  recalling that   his wife, the late Joseph’s  mother was shot dead during a rerun election in Delta State in 2010  while she was opening her store around Bazaunu area of Warri.

What really happened sir?

I am Mr Monday Kpesu, the father of late Joseph Kpesu. I was surprised to hear what happened to my son on the second day of this lockdown in Warri.     He went to Ubeji and a soldier  stopped him. The boy who was in the vehicle with my son,  said he stopped.  And the soldier talked with him.  My son drove off, and the soldier opened fire on the vehicle , the bullet touched my son at the waist. My son still managed the vehicle to get to Uguwangwe.

The soldier  halted another vehicle with the force of his gun, entered it and told the driver to chase my son. He pursued my son to Ugbwuwangwe and as my son was coming down from his  vehicle the soldier got close to him and shot him three times and he died on the spot.

I am a widower. The late Joseph has two children.  By the end of this month he would have been 28  years.  I want justice .

They said he drove a vehicle without number plate.

Nothing of such . The vehicle had number. People towed the vehicle to the station.  But even  if a vehicle had no number is that enough reason to kill anybody . We say Covid -19, did they ask him to kill anybody?

They said he did not stop when they stopped him.

Who said so?  He stopped. There is something behind it.  Somebody asked the soldier to go and kill my son.  If not how can somebody  leave  Ubeji and you got another vehicle to chase him to Ugbwuwangwe , a distance of about two kilometers, you  hijacked another vehicle to chase him.  When he shot him, he stood to ensure my son died before he left.

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