Immediate past chairman of Ugbori community in Warri South council area of Delta, Amb Prince Godwin Metie, has been killed by gunmen suspected to be assassins.

It was gathered that the incident happened in Merogun area, near Iyara community, also within the LGA around 9pm on Monday.

Details surrounding the incident were still sketchy as of the time of filing this report.

Unconfirmed reports claimed Metie was assassinated by gunmen who wore masks.

It will be noted the deceased was the chairman of Ugbori community, who insisted that there was no coronavirus in the community after a patient who later died at the Delta State Teaching Hospital, Oghara, was reportedly admitted at a clinic in the area.

In a related development, suspected cultists have shot dead a mason, simply identified as Uruese, alias iron monkey in Orerokpe, headquarters of Okpe council area of Delta state.

It was gathered that the incident happened Friday night, along a street close to the council’s secretariat.

According to reports, the suspects did not bother to break into the home of the deceased rather they tore the window net of his bedroom and shot him on his bed.

He was reportedly asleep, with his wife by his side when he was shot.

The Delta State Police Command confirmed Friday’s killing to The Nation, Tuesday morning, adding that investigation is ongoing.

Spokesperson of the Command, Onome Onovwakpoyeya, who is a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said: “The one that was shot while he was sleeping is true. Investigation is on.

“The woman (Uruese’s wife) was saying that previously, she noticed marks of caning on the husband and all of those things and she asked. But he didn’t give her any satisfactory response”.

Onovwakpoyeya promised to get back to this reporter with information on the suspected assassination of the Ugbori community leader but was yet to do so as of the time of filing this report.