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Police confirms assassination of Ahmed Gulak in Owerri

"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"-Police

The Imo State Police Command on Sunday confirmed the killing of All Progressives Congress(APC) Chieftain, Ahmed Gulak who was on his way to Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri to catch a flight out of the state.

According to police report signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkanah, the incident happened around Umueze Obiangwu in Ngor-Okpala Local Government at about 7.20 am in the morning. It stated that the late politician traveled without any security or police escort.

A gory video clip of Gulak’s body lying in a pool of his own blood is now circulating online. It showed the deceased former aide to President Good luck Jonathan Inna green polo shirt over jeans trousers with black shoes. He had a face mask covering his mouth and blood gushing out of his head as he laid dead.

“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”, it stated.

Below is the statement from the police:

MURDER OF AHMED GULAK BY ARMED BANDITS

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 cordon off the area and arrest perpetrators.

Sp Bala Elkana
Police Public Relations Officer
For: Commissioner of Police ,Imo State Police Command.

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