An Emeritus Director of the Warri Choral Society (WCS), Pa Joe Ayomike, and his wife, Chinyere has been confirmed dead.
According to reports, the couple was found dead at their home in the GRA area of Warri, Delta state.
Sharing a graphic detail of how Pa Ayomike was found, the deceased’s son said via video;
“Brothers and sisters, it is with a heavy heart that I announce the death of my great father, Mr Joseph Ayomike, who was found together with his wife brutally murdered this morning (yesterday). He was found shot, cut with machetes and stabbed.
May his soul rest in peace, may her soul rest in peace”
Meanwhile, it was also gathered that the driver and security personnels were not around when the sad incident happened.
Confirming the incident, the acting Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), DSP Edafe Bright, said;
“Yes, it is confirmed but I can’t say for now what led to his death or his wife. No arrest has been made so far”
Also confirming the incident, the Chairman of Warri South Local Government, Dr. Michael Tidi, expressed shock over the incident.
He pledged to do everything within his powers to unravel the killers of Pa Ayomike and his wife.
“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 book. We will not rest until the killers are brought to book.
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.”
Note that the late Ayomike founded the WCS in 1992 and would intermittently organize a two-hour classical music concert that will be conducted by his wife.