Gunmen Kill Medical Doctor, Ikechukwu In Southeast Nigeria


Some armed men on Wednesday night reportedly shot dead a medical doctor identified as Doctor Okpe Casmir Ikechukwu at Ichi Girls Bus Stop in the Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State.

From a video recorded by an eyewitness, it is not clear where the deceased was headed or why he was killed; however, his lifeless body could be seen on the driver’s seat of his Toyota Avalon saloon with the number plate – DX 138-LSD.

The deceased’s ID card showed that he was a staff member of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), as a Supernumerary Resident with registration number: NAUTH/RES/199/97.


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One of the voices of some men present during the recording of the video could be heard describing the identity of the victim, saying, “This is someone who was shot dead by armed robbers this night. He is a doctor. He is Doctor Okpe Casmir Ikechukwu. He was shot dead at Ichi. His car is a Toyota Avalon, Golden colour. His plate number is DX 138-LSD.

“He is at Ichi Girls Bus Stop in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State. His people should come for him immediately please.”

When contacted, the Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Tochukwu Ikega disconnected calls made to his official mobile phone number. Also, he had not replied to the message sent to him as of the time of filing this report.

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