Edo lawmaker shot by suspected assassins in Benin

by Stanley Azuakola

An Edo State House of Assembly lawmaker, Rasaq Momoh, was shot on Friday, by gunmen suspected to be assassins.

Momoh is an Action Congress of Nigeria lawmaker, who chairs the House Committee on Finance. He was shot along Akenzua road in Benin where he had gone for a visit.

He was immediately rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital where he is currently on admission.

The shooting of the lawmaker has been confirmed by both the Speaker of the House, Hon. Uyi Igbe and the State Commissioner of Police, Olayinka Balogun.

Igbe informed reporters that the lawmaker is in stable condition.

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