Tragedy struck in the Arrietaline community in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State Capital when a 28-year-old man identified as Menidin Jacob Odumgele was shot and killed by armed robbers.
Reports say that the gang of robbers numbering over 15 and all wearing black, stormed the neighbourhood around 2 am on Wednesday, May 26 and carted away money and other valuables.
The gang of robbers were said to have gained access to about two houses after failed attempts to enter others and in the process killed Odumgele.
A cousin of the deceased, Mr Misiomasi Ibuku Omieworio, who confirmed the incident said the robbers entered his house, collected money and phones before Odumgele was shot.
Ibuku wrote; “No more, No more, No more, for many thousand years, indeed I will miss your brotherly love you always shown to me. May your gentle soul rest in peace… For everyone who is involved in this Act, their days are numbered.
“If you kill by sword you shall also die by sword, my God will Execute Vengeance to those who murdered Menidin Jacob Odumgele, your Generation shall not go unpunished”.
In another incident, an angry mob beat a suspected armed robber to death in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital when the suspect led others to launch an attack on a Point of Sale operator along Erepa Road on Wednesday May 26, and made away with an undisclosed sum of money.
According to an eyewitness, the suspected robbers were trying to escape with the stolen money but ran out of luck when they had an accident with the tricycle used for the operation.
After the accident which occurred near the Isaac Boro ExpressWay axis at Custom road, Biogbolo, the said robbers fired gunshots to scare away the mob, who, however, overpowered them.
One of the robbers managed to escape while the mob beat one to death before the police arrived at the scene and rescued the third one.