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Monday, October 13, 2014


The Police in Delta State on Saturday confirmed the killing by armed robbers of Frances, the daughter a former Military Administrator of Kano State, Brig General Dominic Oneya (retd.) in Warri on Friday.
The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Celestina Kalu, told newsmen that Frances was attacked and shot as she left a bank at JW Junction along Ovie Palace Rd, where she had gone to withdraw some money for her father.
The PPRO said though the robbers escaped with a box of cloths in the booth of the car of the deceased, they left the money she had gone to withdraw intact in the middle box of her car.
Kalu said, “One Mrs. Sovex Oneya had come to the station and reported that at 11:30hrs, her sister in-law, Frances Oneya, daughter of retired Brig. Gen. Dominic Oneya, informed her that her father sent her to Zenith Bank to withdraw the sum of N200,000.

“Thirty minutes later she received a call that Frances had been shot by armed robbers operating in Toyota Picnic car with unknown registration number at Ovie Palace Road, Effurun.
“The corpse has been deposited at Venee Mortuary Warri. At the scene, N200,000 was recovered in the middle box of the victim’s vehicle and the vehicle towed to the police station.
“At the scene, information gathered revealed that the hoodlums went away with the victim’s bag in the booth of the vehicle containing some pieces of cloths, which the hoodlums thought was the money she withdrew.”

The deceased was a mother of four.
On her Facebook page on Saturday, Frances’ friends paid tribute to her, describing her as a trusted and principled woman

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