A middle aged man identified as Onana Osua has been shot dead by a police patrol team after killing six persons over alleged food poisoning. The incident occurred at Uromi, Esan North East Local Government Area.
Late Osua was said to have left the hospital where he was admitted after he was reportedly poisoned and given five days to live. Witnesses said Osua went home, took his gun and started going to the homes of people suspected to be responsible for the poisoning and shot them dead.
Osua was said to be a chairman of a motor park in Uromi. It was learnt that he killed the wife of one of his target when he got to their residence.
Sources said Osua fled to Ubiaja in Esan South West where he reportedly shot at a patrol team before he was gunned down.
Confirming the report, Edo Police spokesman, DSP Abiodun Osifo, said three of the victims have been confirmed dead while others are at critical condition in the hospital.
DSP Osifo explained that Osua shot at a police team who were already aware of his killing spree before the police fired back.
He said Osua went on a killing spree before the police stopped him.