By Ovasa Ogaga,
The gruesome murder of a 42-year-old hairstylist, Adams Amakel Eguvwese popularly known as ’10 over 10′ who was shot dead in broad daylight at his barbing shop in Sapele, Delta State, has thrown the once peaceful town into a panic.
The victim, who was shot while sitting in the front of his saloon along the new road by Otite road junction in Sapele at about 5:45 p.m on Tuesday evening by gunmen suspected to be assassins, has created fear leading to many young men relocating from Sapele out of fear.
Recall that in the past one month, no fewer than 8 young men have been killed in what some residents have termed renewed cult war, sadly, the police authority, the local government chairman and other political leaders in the town has kept mute, while the killings rage on.
Advocate gathered from a source who spoke to us in confidence that the gunman came in a numberless blue Toyota corolla car, “Adams was sitting outside his barbing saloon when the numberless blue Corolla came, a man holding a shotgun approached him and shot him, he (Adams) ran into the shop and the gunman went after him and short him again at the entrance of his shop before he got into the Corolla and drove away.”
Adams was said to have been rushed to the Sapele Central hospital but was referred the Delta State University Teaching Hospital in Oghara.
However, he was not that lucky as “those who rescued him came back for lack of fuel in their vehicle and the crowd who had gathered at the scene of the incident had to raise cash for him, but because he has lost so much blood in the process, he could not make it,” another source added.
The motive for his murder was not immediately clear; however, Advocate gathered that it may not be unconnected with the raging cult war in Sapele.
Meanwhile, tributes have continued to pour in for the late Eguvwese, a close friend of his, who simply called himself Agbatse, said, Adams would be missed greatly “He was one good man who was always willing to help you when you are in need and this altitude actually endeared him to people” he said.
Clement Adolfe who said he was the hairstylist friend said the barber would be remembered for being a friend true and true, he has no equal, and imagines he recently asked his wife to resign from her job so that she could properly cater for the children, so painful.”