The families of Pa Joseph Oritseretsolokumi Ayonmike and his wife, Dr. Shirley Chinyere Ayonmike, have issued a cash reward amid the search for a man suspected of killing the couple about two years ago.

The families of the two deceased are offering N2m reward for anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the driver to the murdered couple.

He is said to be the prime suspect of the heinous crime and the two families have solicited public inputs in solving the “deliberate, intentional and brutal” murder of the Ayonmikes, saying that the gruesome incidence was a nightmare that would not go away easily.

Pa Joseph Ayonmike, 83-year-old man of culture and immense intellect and his wife, Dr. Chinyere Shirley Ayonmike, opera soloist, duetist, Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) expert and senior lecturer at the Delta State University Abraka, were on Friday, June 25, 2021, gruesomely murdered in their residence, N0 28, Mabiaku Road (Nana College Road), GRA in Warri.

They were reported to have been shot, stabbed and cut with machetes.

Their driver, Chukwunonso Nwogu (Nonso) alias Drey, Kelly, Derek, was suspected to be the murderer and his whereabout since the incidence is still unknown.

He has been declared wanted by the Nigerian Police since 2021 in connection with the murder.

The prime suspect hails from Isi-Alangwa Local Government Area of Abia State.

The two families are appealing to anyone with credible information that could lead to his arrest to contact: 0807-154-8887 and 0803-830-0921 or the nearest Police station, and have now offered the sum N2m as a reward for his arrest.