A 400 level student of Political Science at the University of Benin(UNIBEN), Austin Izu has been shot dead by unknown gunmen along the Federal Girl’s College road, Ugbowo.
The deceased who sat his final exam last week was allegedly killed when he visited his friend, Walter Emeka in his off-campus hostel room, Punch reported.
Austin was shot in the head by the unknown gunmen while his friend, Walter, narrowly escaped with gun injuries.
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Sources confirmed that case was reported to the BDPA police station under Ugbowo Division.
It was gathered that about four men wearing masks entered the room and shot at the deceased and Emeka. Emeka was shot in the upper arm and is currently receiving treatmentt at UBTH.
Also, four expounded cartridges were recovered from the scene with photographs taken.
“The corpse has been deposited in the UBTH mortuary for autopsy and preservation. Investigation is on to arrest the suspects. The case will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department.”