Manager of a hotel belonging to Nigeria’s ex-Nigeria international footballer, Osaze Odewingie, located at Erediauwa Street, off Upper Sokponba Road, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area Edo, died on an attack by gunmen
The deceased whose name is given as Osato Okunkpolo, married to a journalist, Anita Okunkpolo working with a local tabloid in Bénin City was shot dead on Sunday in the hotel after the gunmen gained access to the hotel at about 9:pm
Edo Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed that Okunkpolo was hit by a bullet in a shootout between two rival cult groups.
According to Nwabuzor , members of Eiye and Aye engaged in a shootout in the area on Sunday night, 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.