Ahmed Gulak blamed for self-death – Imo Police
EMERGENCY DIGEST- Recalls that the assassination of Ahmed Gulak, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, continue to rises tension and resonate across the political landscape.
PR Nigeria had reported earlier that gunmen suspected to be IPOB militants shot Gulak dead, in Owerri, the capital of Imo State on Sunday while en route to Abuja after an undisclosed assignment in Owerri.
In a statement issued by the Imo State Police Command on Sunday, the deceased politician was accused of not notifying the command of his itinerary before his trip.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana who said, “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 cordon the area and arrest perpetrators,” the statement reads.