Delta State House of Assembly member, Reuben Izeze shot by Robbers

Delta State House of Assembly member, Reuben Izeze shot by Robbers

Hon Reuben Izeze, the lawmaker representing Ughelli South Constituency at the Delta State House of Assembly has been reportedly shot by armed robbers.

This was announced by foremost human right activist, Comrade Israel Joe.

In a Facebook post on Thursday night, Joe narrated how he escaped being shot by the robbers who attacked him at a barbing salon around 9pm at Jakpa Junction, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.

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The award winning activist who also lamented over how emboldened robbers in the Effurun and Warri axis have become.

He said “I just escaped being Shot tonight 23rd December, 2021.

“Armed robbers in Effurun, Warri and environs have been so emboldened. At my return from Enugu this evening, I stopped by at the barber’s shop since home service might not be visible tomorrow being Xmas Watch night.

“Due to the protracted program in Enugu where I have been since Monday this week, I had slight headache and had to branch off to the pharmacy at about 8:40pm.

“The Pharmacy shop not far from JJC before Jakpa junction also host a barbing salon. As the Pharmacist gave me the drugs, though I suspected a Toyota Camry 2.2 pencil light, which parked behind my car.
“About three guys came out from the car. I took my drug and moved out of the Pharmaceutical shop when we heard sounds… “All of you lie down” Common lie down now”.

“I fastened my steps and quickly disappeared into the darkness where I watched helplessly from a distance. In less than two minutes they robbed everyone in the barber shop but the pharmacist already switched off the light which made it impossible for them to proceed to the Pharmaceutical shop where they almost bracket me.

“The moment they drove off towards Jakpa Junction, I entered into my Lexus 350 car which they intended to rob and sped off.

“At about 8:55pm getting to Effurun Roundabout, I pulled a call across to the Police DPO Ekpan division and told him my experience and the need to beef up security and armed robbers were on rampage in the area.

“He said he will immediately deploy his men to size up the territory. We must help the police with any available information.

“The moment I got home, I received a call at about past 9pm from a comrade that our senior comrade and member representing the good people of Ughelli South in the Delta State House of Assembly Hon. Reuben Izeze was shot by armed robbers.

“It could be the same persons who made a failed attempt to rob me about 25minutes ago before the tragic incident of our senior comrade.”

While appreciating God for sparing the life of Reuben Izeze, the activist prayed for his quick recovery.

When contacted, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DCP Bright Edafe said he has been served details of the incident.

“I have not being informed about it. I’ll confirm from the division in the area,” he said.

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