The unprecedented visit of strange-looking men to the home of Dr. Paul Erie, an associate professor of agricultural economics at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, on June 16, 2015 signalled an omninous outcome. His house is located at Igbanke, Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State. Time was 8pm.
The armed invaders numbering eight, reportedly positioned themselves strategically within the premises. While some of them barged into the sitting room without knocking, others stayed outside to ward off intruders.
They reportedly made straight for where Dr Erie was, with a stern warning to him to cooperate or have his life wasted by a bullet from their lethal weapon.