Tragedy struck at Amika Abba in Abakaliki Ebonyi State, after one Mr. Boniface Nwoha, was gunned down at a popular drinking joint. It was a gory sight to behold at the scene of the incident after the body of the deceased was left in cold blood.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased had an altercation with some co-tenants in his house. A fracas ensued between them which left some of the tenants injured. A close source to the victim who pleaded anonymous told news newsmen that “The deceased allegedly had an altercation with some co-tenants at their residence at Amike Abba, which led to some persons getting injured.
“In an apparent reprisal attack, the injured persons, alleged to be members of the Aye confraternity, trailed him to a drinking joint, where they shot him severally and fled,” the source said.
Meanwhile, Ebonyi State Police Command has corroborated the story through its Spokesperson, Mrs. Loveth Odah. Odah disclosed that “The case has been referred to the Criminal Investigation Department for a thorough investigation.
“The police will unravel the cause of the murder and ensure that everyone involved in the act is arrested and prosecuted.
“I wish to use this medium to appeal to citizens to be law abiding, to resist the lure of taking laws into their hands and report any breach of right to the police.
“We assure our readiness to ensure full protection of lives of every resident and there will be no hiding place for criminal elements in the state.”
Meanwhile, no arrest has been reported in connection to the murder.