Man lured out of a party, shot dead by unknown gunmen in Benin City

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A middle-aged man has been shot dead by persons suspected of being hired killers.

The victim, identified as Akugbe, an indigene of Obazagbon near Benin city, was at a party in Benin on Saturday when he received a telephone call.

He left the party and went to the person who is believed to be known to him.

According to a report gathered, the deceased told his friends at the party about the telephone call before he left to meet the person.

He was expected to return to the party, but it was the last time he was seen, and calls to his phone were unanswered.

The situation forced his friends to be suspicious and retraced his steps. His remains were found in a bush path around Sapele Road in Benin.

The police are yet to make an official statement.

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