Gunmen suspected to be assassins have reportedly shot dead Mr Onovughe Jovi, the son of late Chief Jovi along Otor-Udu Road by Otuama Quarters in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State.
Late Chief Jovi is the owner of the popular Jovi Garden Hotel in Delta State.
The unknown gunmen had waylaid the deceased’s vehicle in the company of his mother, Mrs Agnes Jovi, and shot him dead.
It was learnt that the incident occurred on Tuesday night when the deceased and his mother were returning to the hotel.
The PUNCH reported that the gunmen also shot the deceased’s mother.
A source said, “The victims were ambushed by their attackers along the Ekete Inland Road leading to Ovwian/Aladja Police Station.
“The incident occurred on Tuesday night when the deceased and his mother were returning to the hotel
“The owner of Jovi Garden Hotel, Chief Jovi died in 2019 after a brief illness and he is yet to be buried before the killing of his son.
“The late Onovughe had been managing the hotel since the demise of his father.”
It was not clear what led to the killing of Onovughe as of the time of filing this report.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hafiz Inuwa, confirmed the incident.
The Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ovwian/Aladja Police Station, Mr Akinzo Gbosa, told The PUNCH on Thursday that “the deceased was shot dead while driving with his mother and no arrest had been made.”