A 22-year-old barber from Idumu-Ebor quarters of Owa-Alero in Ika North East Local Government Area, Elvis Unah was in the evening of Sunday, August 22, 2021 shot dead.
Speaking with journalists, the mother of the deceased, Mrs. Stella Unah while crying out for justice over the murder of her son, Elvis debunked the rumour that he was a cultist.
According to her, “One Shaka, an electrician who is also a member of the Anti-Cult Group in Owa Zone from Kogi State was the one who killed Elvis.
“At about 7pm on that faithful day, I heard my late son’s voice in an argument and when I called to know what the argument was all about, he said Shaka was chasing him and his friend, Chidinma and collected Chidinma's shoe. “Immediately, I cautioned him not to have anything to do with Shaka and I promised to assist him to recover Chidinma's shoe, all for peace to reign. “A few minutes after returning to my room, all I heard was a gunshot and wondered where the sound was coming from only to be told that Elvis my son had been shot dead.
She further said the police from Owa-Oyibu Divisional Headquarters came and took his body to the mortuary and also arrested his killer, Shaka who is now cooling of his heels at the Delta State Police Command, Asaba.
She disclosed that during interrogation at the State Police Command, Asaba, on Tuesday, August 14, 2021, Shaka regretted killing Elvis, saying that his target was his friend Chidinma. According to a first hand information, late Elvis was said to be a member of the Aro Cult group while Shaka belong to Aye Cult group, and both of them have had unsettled issues before the attack. Elvis was shot on his head.