A 44-year-old man identified as Dupe Idahor has been killed by unknown gunmen at the burial ceremony of his late mother, Deconess Taiwo Albert.
The incident happened last Friday at number 2, 4th Nosayaba lane, Off Nosayaba Street, Off TV Road, Benin City, at about 9:00 p.m.
Eyewitnesses said the gunmen stormed the venue of the burial ceremony and shot the deceased at close range.
The eyewitnesses said the gunmen abandoned the vehicle with which they came to the place and escaped with another car belonging to the victim’s friend.
Policemen from the Textile Mill Police Division recovered the snatched vehicle the next day.
The victim’s 82- year- old mother who was lying in state was abandoned as family members scampered for safety during the incident.
Musicians that were hired to perform at the ceremony hurriedly packed their musical instrument and left.
A sister of the victim, who refused to give her name, said their late mother was buried on Saturday morning and claimed that her brother was set up by one of his friends.
The spokesman of the Edo State Police Command, Chidi Nwanbuzor said he has not been briefed on the incident.