Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has announced the death of his Special Adviser on Investments, Sunday Ozege.
The governor’s former aide was killed on Tuesday along the Benin bypass road.
In a condolence message on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, the Governor commiserated with the Ozege family of Ogume in Ndokwa West Local Government Area.
Okowa described the deceased as a very hard working and easy going man.
He said: “I was shocked to hear of the tragic death of Mr Sunday Ozege in the hands of suspected gunmen along the Benin bypass road in Edo State. He will be missed by thousands of people whom he had assisted in one way or the other.
“His role in politics and the development of his community and state will remain an inspiration for other political actors.
“My condolences to his family, members of the State Executive Council, close associates and the people of Ogume community.”