Promise Frank Igwe’s Killers must be Brought to Book – Sylvester Adaka
Unknown gunmen have assassinated a Port Harcourt based legal practitioner, identified by the Rivers State Police Command as Mr. Promise Frank Igwe.
The victim was shot dead at a bar in Ozuoba Community, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, around 10am, Friday.
The victim was quickly identified as a lawyer because he had gone to the waiting point dressed in his full barrister regalia.
A witness who pleaded anonymity, said the unknown gunmen trailed the lawyer to the drinking joint where he was waiting for an undisclosed person before the gunmen arrived the scene.
It was gathered that the gunmen killed the victim and made away with his telephone sets.
However, personnel from Ozuoba Divisional Police, had later arrived the scene and picked the remains of the victim to a mortuary.
The source who spoke in confidence noted that a yet to be know individual had called the lawyer for a meeting at the bar.
The source claimed that when the lawyer arrived the bar he called the individual who had allegedly invited him to the bar to notify it of his (victim’s) arrival.
He also disclosed that the victim bought a bottle of drink and had just ordered for meat before the killers arrived and shot him.
Another eyewitness said, “We saw them; they were wearing black clothes and one guy now asked them; ‘I hope you people are not coming here to steal. One of them came down and began to shoot.
The NBA Port Harcourt Branch Chairman, Sylvester Adaka, in his message to the Nigerian Police said, “We, the executive and members of the Port Harcourt Bar condemn without reservation, the cowardly murder of our member, Promise Frank Igwe, and we call on the Rivers State Commissioner of Police to ensure that the killers are brought to book.
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of Rivers State Police Command, DSP. Nnmadi Omoni, who gave identity of the victim, noted that full scale investigation has commenced into the killing.
Omoni said: “The victim has been identified as Barrister Promise Frank Igwe from Ogbakri in Emohua LGA. He was shot in a bar this (Friday) morning by four unknown gunmen.
“The four gunmen came to the place in a car and left immediately after they shot the man dead. We have since begun investigation into the incident with a view to apprehending those behind the dastardly act.”
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