According to some reports, the late Ogu was returning from Siluko Road, where he went to cover a marriage ceremony, when he was shot dead. He died immediately.
A staff of Independent Television, who requested anonymity, confirmed the death. He, however, said Ogu was shot at the home of the new couple.
According to him, the cameraman and a reporter were at the home of the couple when gunmen stormed the venue and opened fire at him.
“He was there with his colleague to arrange when to air the programme when robbers suddenly appeared and shot him. We deposited the remains of Chucks (Ogu) in the UBTH mortuary last night,” the source said.
He described him as a man of quiet and humble disposition, one would be missed by all his colleagues for his diligence and hard work.
The NUJ chairman, who promised to get details of the incident, appealed to security agencies in the state not to leave any stone unturned in unravelling the killers of the cameraman.
He said media practitioners are law abiding citizens of the country who go about their lawful duties, and the manner in which members of the profession are being harassed, intimidated and killed is worrisome.
The Edo State Police image maker, Etim Bassey, could not be reached for comment at the time of filing this report.
Also, no official statement has been issued by authorities of Independent Television.
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