Ex-minister’s daughter killed in Delta over N200,000

State News

Daughter of former Military Administrator of Kano and Plateau states, Brigadier General Dominic Oneya, Franca Oneya, was, on Friday, killed by suspected armed robbers.

The incident occurred along Ovie Palace Road, Effurun, when the victim was said to be returning from one of the new generation banks located along PTI Road where she had gone to withdraw money.

The killing led to pandemonium at Effurun, the administrative headquarters of Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, when the gunmen, said to be numbering about five, waylaid and shot the mother-of-four, who was in her early 30s, to death.

There have been worries over the dwindling security situation in Warri and environs since the commencement of the “ember months” in September.

A source told Sunday Tribune that the daughter of the one-time president of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) was waylaid few kilometers from the retired General’s house and shot her dead, while the assailants and bolted away with the cash.

“The incident happened at about 10:40am today (by KW junction). I saw residents and passersby scrambling for safety. Multiple gunshots rent the air. By the time the robbers were done, a pretty young lady lay in a pool of blood, on the driver’s seat. A neighbour, with whom we all rushed to the scene of the incident identified the victim as the daughter of a notable politician in the state,” another eyewitness narrated.

A family member of the Oneyas, Godwin Oghenede, who is an uncle to the late military General’s daughter, confirmed the incident on his Facebook account. delta state

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