Some unknown gunmen on Sunday killed the manager of a hotel belonging to Nigeria’s ex-Nigeria international footballer, Osaze Odewingie.
Naija News reports that the manager whose name was given as Osato Okunkpolo, was the manager to the former international footballer’s hotel located at Erediauwa Street, off Upper Sokponba Road, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo state.
Okunkpolo was married to a journalist, Anita Okunkpolo working with a local tabloid in Bénin City, the Edo state capital.
Sources from the hotel said the gunmen gained access to the hotel at about 9 p.m on Sunday and shot Okunkpola dead.
While confirming the incident, the Edo Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor said Okunkpolo was hit by a bullet in a shootout between two rival cult groups.
Nwabuzor recalled that members of Eiye and Aye confraternities engaged in a shootout in the area which led to the death of Okunkpolo on Sunday night.
“The incident is true. It is true that a murder occurred at Odemwungie Hotel on the February 17, 2019.
‘‘The incident was between two secret cult rival groups – the Aye and Eiye cult groups.
“During the process the manager was killed inside the hotel.
“It was not an armed robbery incident. The corpse has been deposited at the Bénin Central Hospital, Mortuary.
“Our detectives are still investigating the incident,” he said.
Source: Naija News