THIRTY-NINE year old Yenagoa based senior banker, Adewale Adesanya, has been assassinated by armed men in Ahoada area of Rivers State. Wale, who was driving to Port Harcourt last Saturday in company of two others was shot several times before he entered a bush just by an NNPC filling station after Okobe. The assassins followed the vehicle into the bush to ensure that he doesn’t survive. Names of the two other occupants were simply given as Haruna and Samson, all of whom were well known by family and friends of the deceased. The two young men escaped into the bush when they noticed that the gunmen were coming towards the car as the late banker tried to crawl out with his last strength. According to a statement obtained from Samson, who later resurfaced in Yenagoa, one of the gunmen repeatedly told a member of the gang to ‘finish him up’ and ‘offload him. A team of policemen from Ahoada- East Area Command later arrived the scene of the incident to remove the corpse and car. Eye witnessess said no item was removed from the car apart from his GSM phone which the assassins took away. They had used the phone to alert his friend on the development. Family sources indicated that the late Adesanya, a banker of almost 10 years, is the account officer to many ex-militants on the payroll of the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme. He is believed to be having a running battle over certain deductions from the amnesty allowance in line with the payment’s standing order. The late banker, who hails from Ijebu-Ode in Ogun State, is well known in Yenagoa and is married with two children.