A principal officer of Sapele Local Government Legislative Arm, Chief Venture Kagbude has been shot dead by suspected hired assassins.
Kagbude, a Majority Leader of the Sapele Council Legislative arm who doubled as the Chairman of Okirighre Community in Sapele Local Government area.
He was shot dead at close range by his assailants who ambushed him at about 6pm on Tuesday along the Sapele-Effurun/Warri Road.
He was said to be returning from Okuoke community situated along the Sapele-Effurun/Warri road where he had gone to inspect a house he was building for his mother when he was ambushed by the gunmen.
The lawmaker who was also the Chairman of HOSTCOM in Sapele Council .His death was one of the leading light against the activities of ritual killers and cultists.
While also confirming the killing of the lawmaker, Director of Asaba and Osubi International Airport, Austin Ayemidejor ,described the deceased as a peaceful man.
“It is a sad news, a young man dreamed to build a better society is cut short by gunmen, he will surely be missed.”
Delta State Commissioner of Police ,Mr Olayinka Adeleke, said the command has intensified investigations into the case
He assured that no stone would be left unturned in bringing the perpetrators to book.