A councilor and Majority Leader of Sapele Local Government Legislative Arm, Venture Kagbude, has been assassinated.
According to reports, Kagbude was shot dead at about 6pm on Tuesday along the Sapele/Effurun/Warri Road in Delta state. He was said to have been returing home froma construction site where he was erecting a house for his mother when he was accosted by some masked men who shot him at close range. He died on the spot.
Until his death, Kagbude was the Chairman of Okirighre community in Sapele council area, as well as the chairman of the Host Communities of Nigeria Producing Oil and Gas (HOSTCOM), in the local government area.
A source related to the victim claimed that the councillor was a frontline campaigner against cultism and ritual activities in the area, adding that his demise must have something to do with his crusades.
His remain been deposited in the morgue.
The state police command is yet to comment on the incident.