– The Sun News
SUSPECTED INFORMANT

Rivers: Suspected police informant killed for fellow cultists

Tony John, Port Harcourt

A man suspected to be a cultist operating around Elele town in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State has been shot dead.

Daily Sun gathered that Chiwekpe Nguzo, 42, was ambushed and killed by unknown gunmen, also suspected to be cultists, during a shoot out within Elele town roundabout.

Austin Amadi, a source who is and close relative to the slain man, disclosed that Nguzo, suspected to be acting as an informant to security operatives in the area, was shot dead by the hoodlums who trailed him to his hideout.

“We were all together with Chiwekpe Nguzo in a relaxing place within the roundabout in the community. Not quite 15 minutes [after] I left the place, another of my friends called me to tell me that, as he speaks with me now, Chiwekpe Nguzo has died. I said ‘no it can’t be because I was with him’. But when I reached there, it was real,” Amadi said in his recollection.

“My friend told me that some boys on motorcycles came, shot him and zoomed off. Our community was forced to go to bed early because of the killing.”

A senior police officer at Elele Division (name withheld) also confirmed the incident to journalists, giving assurances that investigations have commenced to apprehend the perpetrators.

“We were not informed earlier. They told us almost one hour after the hoodlums had left the scene. We have always encouraged members of the public to try as much as they can to get us informed in cases like this so we can immediately swing into action. For this case, we must apprehend the perpetrators,” the police source said.

Share

About author

Tokunbo David
Tokunbo David

Writer and editor.

Related Articles

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Archive

July 2018
S M T W T F S
« Jun    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

Enquiries

Take advantage of our impressive statistics, advertise your brands and products on this site. Get in touch. For print/online adverts inquires: 09070051404

EDITOR

Online Editor: Aderonke Bello
Telephone: 08189015120
Email:  [email protected]gmail.com

Share