DSS Agents Kill Suspect’s Father In Edo State


By Jefferson Ibiwale, Benin

Operatives of the Department of State Service, DSS, have allegedly killed the father of a suspect, whom they attempted to arrest on fraud related charges.

The agents, who stormed the home of the suspect, Omozokpia Irabor, at midnight, reportedly opened fire on the suspect’s father, Christopher Irabor, when he could not produce his son.

He was reportedly shot inside his room when the DSS operatives stormed his residence at Uwene quarters, Illeh village in Ekpoma, Esan West local government area of the state.

The late Irabor, was said to be a potter in the School of Medicine of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.

The operatives were said to have trailed Omozokpia from Benin City to Ekpoma.

The wife of the victim, Faith Irabor, said the DSS officials broke into their home at midnight and when they could not find who they were looking for, they shot her husband.



    She, however, explained that her husband tried to prevent the agents from entering their apartment.

    She added that after her husband was killed, the rampaging agents arrested her younger son and took him away.

    Our reporter could not get an official response from the DSS but a source at the service said the late Irabor was shot when he attempted to disarm an operative.

    He was also said to have used a cutlass to threaten the agents, who then shot him in self defence.

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