Suspected thugs on October 15th 2017 in Benin city allegedly gunned down ,a woman identified as Mrs.Victoria Ogbemudia at her trading shop along mission road as her son,Eghosa Ogbemudia however managed to escape the scene.
The murder ,according to confirmed reports, is a fall out of a failed bid to lure some members of the opposition party (PDP)into the ruling APC, All Progressive Congress ahead of the 2019 presidential election.
The victim of the dastardly attack was the mother of the vice president of the youth wing of the PDP ,People’s Democratic Party in ward 7 in Oredo local government area of Edo state.
It was gathered that both Eghosa Ogbemudia and Festus Osawe , president of the youth wing of the PDP were approached by party bigwigs to work for the ruling party in order for it to record victory for the first time at the local government area, as Oredo local government area remained a stronghold of the opposition.
The Nigerian Observer gathered that when it became obvious both men who were in charge of mobilizing youths in their numbers were unwilling to accept offers from the ruling party ,reports revealed that threat to life was adopted by thugs loyal to the ruling party to put pressure on both men to succumb
Meanwhile, it was said that the thugs on the fateful day came in a Benz 190 along the busy mission road in Benin city and opened fire on Mrs.Victoria Ogbemudia, killing her instantly while her son the target scampered for safety.
Reports in the community revealed that one notorious thug of the APC led other thugs to gun down the woman.
Meanwhile, the police have commenced full investigation into the murder while assuring Mr.Ogbemudia Abbey, the husband of the deceased that all the suspects involved in the murder will be arrested and prosecuted.
Also ,the president of the youth wing of the PDP in the community ,it was reported ,was gunned at a drinking pub along upper mission extension by yet to be identified gunmen .
There are indications many more persons would fall to the bullets of these suspected thugs of these ruling APC who are seriously desirous of recording victory at the local government area owing to the number of votes that are recorded by the PDP opposition party during elections at the local government council area.
Eghosa Ogbemudia ,it was said ,after the attack has since not been seen around the community after his mother was gunned down as his whereabouts remain unknown