Nigeria - Report says assailants on Thursday killed an 80-year-old university don, Prof Christopher Ogiehor, a father-in-law of an Edo State aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, Matthew Iduoriyekenmwen.
Ogiehor was said to have been found dead in his house located at 13, Egbor Anenne Street, off Benoni, by the Government Reservation Area in Benin City, Punch reports.
A family member, who does not want his name mentioned, explained that the octogenarian was lying in a pool of blood inside his bedroom in the early hours of Thursday.
“He was found inside his bedroom dead with a broken head and his hands tied behind him, an indication that he may have been hit on his head and probably strangled.
“Men from the Forensic Department of the Nigeria Police were in the house this morning to commence an investigation. We cannot ascertain where the killing is coming from,” the family source stated.
Edo Police PRO, Chidi Nwabuzor has confirmed the incident with officers of the state CID dispatched to the scene, The Forefront Media Org has learnt.
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