…blame deceased’s driver for taking ‘irregular route’
Police have confirmed the killing of Ahmed Gulak in Imo State on Sunday morning by “bandits.”
A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bala Elkana, confirmed Gulak’s killing, saying that it had already launched a probe into the incident.
Police, however, blamed Gulak’s driver for taking his boss through an irregular route to the airport.
The force also said in the statement that Gulak left his hotel room without informing the police or any other security agency inspite of the fragile security situation in the state.
The statement added, “On the 30/5/2021, at about 07:20, armed bandits intercepted and attacked a Toyota Camry car carrying Ahmed Gulak and two others who were on their way to Sam Mbakwe Airport to catch a flight.
“Ahmed Gulak left his room at Protea Hotel without informing the Police nor sister agencies in view of the fragile security situation in the South East and Imo in particular.
“He left without any security escorts and while the cab driver took the irregular route to the airport, six armed bandits, who rode in a Toyota Sienna intercepted, identified and shot at Ahmed Gulak at around Umueze Obiangwu in Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area close to the Airport.
“The Commissioner of Police Imo, CP Abutu Yaro, has directed a discreet investigation into the matter as tactical and Special Forces have been deployed to cordon the area and arrest perpetrators.”