The Police Public Relations Officer at the Bayelsa Command, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident said preliminary investigation showed that the killing was cult related adding that detailed investigation was ongoing to unravel those behind the dastardly act and apprehend them.
According to the police, the incident occurred at Melford Okilo Road, INEC/Kpansia area of Yenagoa metropolis. The victim, Samuel Collins, was a graduate of Engineering from the University of Benin.
Mr. Collins was accosted by the hoodlums at INEC Road junction on his way to the Nigerian Content Development and Management Board’s office on Isaac Boro Expressway, where he was undergoing training.
According to witnesses at the scene, the young man was gunned down when he tried to drag his phones and valuables with his assailants. A witness, who wished anonymity, said Mr. Collins was shot by the gunmen at a close range on his head.
He said the bullets from the hoodlums’ guns shattered the victim’s head resulting in massive loss of blood out of his brain. The gunmen abandoned the lifeless body of their victim, fled the scene after making away with his phone, money and other valuables.