A Nigerian man identified as Theo Mbakwe, popularly known as Chiboy, was reportedly shot in front of his parents as kidnappers abducted a lady believed to be his girlfriend.
The incident which occurred in Amaigbo, Nwangele Local Government Area of Imo State on Saturday, caused pandemonium in the area and according to a chieftain in the community, Ebubeagu Ekenulo, the suspects fled with the deceased’s girlfriend in his vehicle. He further described the killing as a shock to the community.
“Chiboy Theo Mbakwe, the first son of the late Chief T.T.C. Mbakwe – first indigenous paint manufacturer in Nigeria – was shot dead in front of their palatial country home in Amaigbo, Nwangele LGA, Imo State by suspected kidnappers, who made away with a yet-to-be-identified female in front of his car” he said.
Another eyewitness told Punch’s correspondent, that the fleeing killers did not tamper with the victim’s car but only dragged his girlfriend into the car before they sped off. Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Enwerem who confirmed the incident, said the Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi, had ordered immediate investigation into the killing.
According to the police spokesperson, the CP had mandated the heads of the tactical units of the command to apprehend the fleeing killers.
“From preliminary investigation, it is presumed to be a murder case. They are suspected assassins.
“The CP has intervened and immediately activated the heads of the tactical units of the command to apprehend the fleeing killers. They can only run, but the long arm of the law will catch up with them” he said.
This is coming after a 43-year-old man, Ikenna Nwosu, popularly known as ‘Eze Ego’ suspected to be the leader of a kidnap gang and a native of Okwudo Mgbidi in Oru West Local Government Area of Imo State, revealed that his gang got N5 million after they allegedly kidnapped and murdered, a politician in Imo State, Mr. Amos Akano.