The management of Darlon Oil and Gas Limited has confirmed the assassination of its Head of Operations, Indukakpo Ogede in a hotel, off Tamic road Okutukutu, Yenagoa in Bayelsa State.
Indukakpo who hails from Gada’s Compound in Igbomotoru 1 Community in Southern Ijaw LGA was shot twice on the chest and on his lower abdomen by three armed men suspected to be hired assassins after he returned from an assignment at about 7:45pm on Sunday, July 10, 2022.
In a statement signed by the Chairman, Darlon Oil and Gas Limited, Levi Wilson and made available to newsmen in Yenagoa, disclosed that the killers who dressed in uniforms that resembled that of the security operatives, entered the hotel in the afternoon of that ill fated Sunday and paid for three rooms.
It was further learnt that after they lodged, they went to the bar of the hotel, where they drank beer while waiting for their victim who had gone out for an assignment.
According to eyewitness testimony, the behaviour of the assailants raised suspicion, and as a result, friends of the deceased decided to put calls through to warn the deceased but he allegedly didn’t take the calls because he was driving at the time.
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Unfortunately, when he arrived the premises of the hotel about 7:45pm, the gunmen ran towards him, shot him twice, one on the chest and the other on his lower abdomen, leaving him for dead.
The victim was eventually confirmed dead at the Gloryland Hospital at Opolo, Yenagoa, several minutes later, from where his body was moved to the morgue of the Federal Medical Center.
The Chairman further appealed to the various law enforcement agencies to investigate the killing and bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to book in a bid to ensure that such incident do not repeat itself in the nearest future.
Wilson said, “For us, this is one death too many, particularly because the deceased left behind his parents, wife and children. We wish this never happened, but we are all pencils in the hands of our Maker.
“We are, therefore, left with no choice than to accept God’s decision. We commiserate with the family of the deceased and the entire Darlon Oil and Gas Limited family.
“We share in the pains of his family and pray the almighty God to strengthen them at this somber time and always. We also pray for the repose of his soul.”