Sad: NTA Benin reporter, Lawrence Okojie shot dead by unknown gunmen

A reporter with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Benin City in Edo state, Lawrence Okojie, was shot dead by some unknown gunmen along Ogunola junction off Siluko road in Benin city on Saturday July 8th. According to reports, the deceased was gunned down minutes after he came down from his company staff bus.


He had called to inform his wife that he was closeby to their house. Hours after he did not arrive home and his phone unreachable, his wife raised an alarm. She contacted his colleagues who came down and began to search for him.

His remains were later found at a morgue in Benin. Confirming the incident, the state police Public Relations officer, Moses Nkombe, said one person has been arrested in connection with the murder of the deceased. He said investigations is still ongoing and that all those found guilty would be brought to book. 

Okojie’s death brings to five the number of journalists killed in the state in the last six years.
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