By Egufe Yafugborhi
PORT HARCOURT – A gang of three have ensnared and shot dead popular Port Harcourt, Rivers state black market Bureau De Change operator simply identified as Alhaji Yusuf.
Yusuf had barely seated at a relaxation spot where he unwind near his Oroazi Road residence after trading Naira for hard currencies among other competitors at the popular Port Harcourt GRA exchange hub when the gunmen entrapped and shot him thrice to the head and abdomen before leaving with his bag suspected to be bearing his day’s sales.
The gunmen believed to have trailed him from his business point also killed, on the spot, two associates of the target victim who were with him, the incident happening at about 10pm Wednesday.
Incidentally, the three gunmen killed the trio with impunity
just stone throw from Oroazi Big Three Junction where a team of Safer Highways Police Patrol Team where holding a stop and search on motorists.
A witness told Vanguard, “The killers finished Alhaji and two of his brothers and strolled pass the Big Three Junction. We (jolted Oroazi youths) approached the Safet Highways Police to confront them.
“They told us they don’t have the time to pursue them, that we civilians should rather pursue, capture and surrender the gunmen to them (police).
Rivers Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni could not be reached for comments at the time of breaking this report.