Unidentified gunmen have killed Karma Agagowei, a Councillor representing Ward 6 Sagbama Council Area of Bayelsa State.
Agagowe died from the gunshots he sustained in the attack.
Reports from Bayelsa indicate that the gunmen attacked the deceased councillor while he was returning from a party congress. Agagowei was attacked by the gunmen along Opolo, Yenagoa; while returning from a People’s Democractic Party (PDP) ward congress on Saturday night.
He was taken to two different hospitals – Gloryland Hospital and Federal Medical Centre, Yenogoa. However, he was allegedly denied treatment for lack of a police report. He died shortly afterwards.
Another person, who was with Agagowei at the time of the incident; was attacked with machetes by the hoodlums but fled with the injury.
As at press time, the Bayelsa State Police Command’s spokesperson SP Asinim Butswat, disclosed that the command had not been briefed on the incident.