A producer/reporter with Daar Communications in Bayelsa, Patience Owe is in critical condition after being attacked by suspected armed robber.
According to Julius Bokoru, editor-in-chief at Izom Writers Review, he was called to the scene of the violent robbery by one James Baridi around 10 pm on Saturday night, where they found the victim llying in pool of her blood.
It was learnt that the lone gunman trailed her from a Winners church where she had gone to watch the livestream of Shiloh 2017. He showed the gun, took her phone, jewelry and cash and then shot her at close range.
They rushed her to Tobis Hospital but doctors demanded for police report and large sum of money. Read the rest below:
“Last night at about 10:40 I had an urgent call from James Baridi in an area few metres from my house. When I went it was the fresh scene of a rather violent robbery. A girl I would later identity as an AIT staff was lying half-conscious in a pool of her blood. Witnesses said it was a lone gunman who had trailed her from Shiloh. Just in front of her house he showed the gun, took her phone, jewelry and cash. But the animal didn’t end there. He took steps backwards and shot her at close range even as she gave him no problems.
Her landlady, James and I rushed her to Tobis Hospital at Akenfa. To our surprise Animals were the ones administering that place. They would not save her life except we provide a police report and a wholesome amount.
We took her to another hospital at Igbogene, Himmei or thereabouts, the people here were humans and they commenced treatment instantly including fresh pounds of blood.
By morning we realized we needed to contact her family, but how? She lives alone and her phones were gone. In the area no one knows much about her except that she’s a journalist for AIT. We also reported the matter to the Akenfa police division. For a start, I called NUJ Bayelsa scribe Ebiowei Lawal who called her office.
Its been a very long day. Patience Owe will make it and we have God to thank. Our prayers will remain with her”