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Corpses of choir founder, wife discovered in their Warri home, security guards at large


The former director of the Warri Choral Society (WCS), Pa Joe Ayomike, and his wife, Chinyere, were found dead at their home in the GRA area of Warri, Delta state on Monday, June 28.

Though details about the incident are still sketchy, Chinyere, who is said to be a Senior Lecturer of the Delta State University and her husband, were found stone-cold by residents on Monday morning while the whereabouts of their security details are currently unknown.

The late Ayomike founded the WCS in 1992 and would intermittently organise a two-hour classical music concert that will be conducted by his wife.

According to their son, his parents were murdered by unknown people, gunshot wounds, knife stabs, and machete cut wounds were discovered on their bodies.

The state acting Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), DSP Edafe Bright confirmed the incident but said no arrest had been made so far.

Meanwhile, Chairman of Warri South Local Government Area, Dr Michael Tidi, has expressed shock over the incident.

He pledged to do everything within his powers to unravel the killers of Pa Ayomike and his wife.

The chairman, in a press statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Francis Sadhere, said news of the murder of Pa Ayomike and his lovely wife at their Warri GRA residence, was devastating.

“The gruesome murder of Pa Joe Ayomike and his wife is a huge blow.

“I want to assure you that as the Chief Security Officer of Warri South council area, we are going to do all within our power to ensure that the perpetrators of this dastardly act are brought to justice. We will not rest until the killers are brought to justice.

“On behalf of my family and the good people of Warri South Local Government Area, we condole with the Ayomike family and the entire Itsekiri nation at this difficult period.”

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