Gunmen kill ex-Anambra lawmaker

Gunmen kill ex-Anambra lawmaker

Unknown gunmen on Tuesday night shot dead a former lawmaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly , Mr Anthony Igboka . Igboka , who was until his death the President -General of Nimo Town Union , it was gathered , was shot at Oye Nimo village market square in the Njikoka Local Government Area

Unknown gunmen on Tuesday night shot dead a former lawmaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly , Mr Anthony Igboka .
Igboka , who was until his death the President -General of Nimo Town Union , it was gathered , was shot at Oye Nimo village market square in the Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State while returning from a meeting .
The Anambra Police command had confirmed the incident, saying that the Commissioner of Police in the state , Mustapha Dandaura , had ordered a full -scale investigation on the matter .
The state Police Public Relations Officer , Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent in Awka , said the deceased was shot in his car near Nimo market .
He said, “ At about 8: 18 pm on April 16 , there were sporadic gunshots around Nimo Market in Njikoka Local Government Area .
“ Police patrol team attached to Nimo Division rushed to the scene and discovered one Chief Frank Anthony Igboka on the driver ’ s seat of his Chevrolet SUV vehicle lying unconscious in the pool of his blood.
“ His body was riddled with bullets. The victim was rushed to Beke Hospital, Nimo , where he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor and the corpse was later deposited at the hospital morgue .
The PPRO said preliminary investigations showed that the victim was shot at a close range by four armed men who escaped in a pickup van towards Abacha – Eziowelle road.
Mohammed added , “ Twenty five expended 7 . 62 mm ammunition was recovered at the scene.
“ The state Commissioner of Police , Mr Mustapha Dandaura , has visited the scene and ordered a full -scale investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident and bring perpetrators to justice . ”
Mohammed appealed to the public to avail the command with information that could help in arresting the perpetrators of the dastardly act .

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