by Akan Ido
Gunmen during the weekend shot a 3-year-old boy, killed his father and abducted his mother in a tragic incident which took place Oghodua Street, Off Iyeware Street in Ohovbe Area of Benin City, Edo State.
The young boy is now receiving treatment in an undisclosed private hospital.
His father, Olowo Lafe, a sales representative to pharmaceutical Company, was said to have been returning home after the day’s business.
He was returning home in his car with his wife and three little children when the gunmen opened fire, killed him and dragged his wife into another vehicle.
The victim’s car, a Toyota Sienna with registration number AGL-545-AQ, was bullet-ridden with blood-stains on the seats.
Lafe reportedly lost control of the car when the shooting started and rammed it into the fence of his apartment.
Edo State police command spokesperson, DSP Anthony Airhoyo, stated that he was yet to be briefed on the incident.