The Imo State Police Command has explained the murder of Ahmed Gulak, a former aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, killed by gunmen in Owerri on Saturday as owing to the fact that he did not inform the police and its allied agencies before leaving his room at the Protea Hotel.
The explanation contained in a release by the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent Bala Elkana narrated which the events leading to the murder, also noted that the police has deployed its operatives to unravel the mystery behind the murder and arrest the culprits.
Below is the full text of the release:
“On the 30/5/2021, at about 07:20hrs, armed bandits intercepted and attacked a Toyota Camry cab carrying Ahmed Gulak and two others who were on their way to Sam Mbakwe Airport to catch a flight.”
“Ahmed Gulak left his room at Protea Hotel without informing the Police nor sister agencies in view of the fragile security situation in the South East and Imo in particular. He left without any security escorts and while the cab driver took irregular route to the airport, six armed bandits who rode in a Toyota Sienna intercepted, identified and shot at Ahmed Gulak at around Umueze Obiangwu in Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area close to the Airport.”
“The Commissioner of Police Imo CP Abutu Yaro, fdc has directed a discreet investigation into the matter as Tactical and Special forces have been deployed to cordone the area and arrest perpetrators.”