Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 18 April 2019 | 703 times
Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has announced a N5 million reward to any person who can provide useful information on the identity of the killers of Nimo President-General, Chief Frank Igboka.
Igboka was shot to death in his country home, Nimo, Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, while driving home from an eatery joint at about 8:18 p.m. by unknown gunmen
A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Haruna Mohammed, on Tuesday night said that the gunmen who were four in number shot the deceased 25 times before absconding in a pickup car.
In a press release on Wednesday by the state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C Don Adinuba, said that the Governor, after being briefed about the incident by the state Commissioner of Police, Mustapha Dandaura, expressed shock at the news and urged the state police boss to personally lead a team to apprehend the killers immediately.
He also directed the Department of State Security (DSS), intelligence officers in the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Navy as well as the Nigerian Security and Defence Corps (NSDDC) to join the Nigeria Police Force in the task to apprehend the culprits quickly.
The Governor, who is currently out of the country, described the killing as utterly heartless saying that Chief Igboka’s elder brother, Chief Charles Igboka, a former Nigerian diplomat in Europe, died only two weeks ago and was yet to be buried.
While describing the killing as a likely act of assassins, Chief Obiano asked the intelligence and security officers to reenact the same level of enthusiasm and competence they exhibited in the arrest, two weeks ago, of Ikechukwu Udensi, the most wanted murder suspect in Anambra State, immediately, he entered the state to collect illegal revenues.
The Governor said: “You have to display the same commitment and competence this time in tracing the killers of Chief Igboka, who was also a former chairman of Njikoka Local Government Area.
“It is a shame that the killing of Chief Igboka should take place in the week leading to Easter when men and women of goodwill throughout the world are reconciling themselves with God and fellow human beings.
“His father, Sir Vincent Igboka, a distinguished papal knight, was a great Christian missionary who devoted his whole being to the spread of the Good News. He worked in such a way that he is being considered for canonisation in some quarters.
“No stone will be left unturned in the effort to make Anambra remain the safest and most peaceful state in Nigeria. Anyone who thinks that he can spill the blood of an innocent Anambra person and go scot-free is living in a fool’s paradise.
“All the persons who have in the last five years attempted to spill blood in the state have been caught up by the long arms of the law. Chief Igboka’s killers cannot be different.”
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