BY CHIDI NKWOPARA
OWERRI — A United States of America, USA, based show promoter, Prince Noel Unegbu, was last Tuesday, murdered by unknown persons in his hotel room (name withheld) in Owerri.
Although the account of the murder was very sketchy at press time, some residents of Owerri have started expressing apprehension that crime wave in the state may escalate again, especially as the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Katsina, has been moved from the command.
Vanguard investigations revealed that Unegbu returned to his native land last January to conclude arrangements for a planned show in Owerri before he was assassinated.
It was also gathered that the late show promoter, who was resident in Houston, Texas, USA, was the Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of Prince Noel Productions Inc.
Late Unegbu was equally the brain behind “Imo Got Talent Competition,” an event that was scheduled to hold its second outing in April or May this year.
Efforts made by Vanguard to reach members of Unegbu family in the Ideato North Local Council Area country home failed, but a villager, who spoke on grounds of anonymity, revealed the late show promoter was not married.
However, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mrs. Joy Elemoko, a deputy superintendent of police, DSP, confirmed the incident in a telephone chat.
“The Command is aware of the incident and we have already commenced investigation to unravel those behind the dastardly act,” the PPRO said.