By Davies Iheamnachor
PORT HARCOURT – Unknown gunmen have assassinated a Port Harcourt based legal practitioner, identified by the Rivers State Police Command as Mr. Promise Frank Igwe.
The victim was shot dead at a bar in Ozuoba Community, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, around 10am, Friday.
The victim was quickly identified as a lawyer because he had gone to the waiting point dressed in his full barrister regalia.
A source who claimed to have witnessed the incident, but pleaded anonymity, said the unknown gunmen trailed the lawyer to the drinking joint where he was waiting for an undisclosed person before the gunmen arrived the scene.
It was gathered that the gunmen killed the victim and made away with his telephone sets.
However, personnel from Ozuoba Divisional Police, had later arrived the scene and picked the remains of the victim to a mortuary.
A source who spoke in confidence noted that a yet to be know individual had called the lawyer for a meeting at the bar.
The source claimed that when the lawyer arrived the bar he called the individual who had allegedly invited him to the bar to notify it of his (victim’s) arrival.
The source also disclosed that the victim bought a bottle of drink and had just ordered for meat before the killers arrived and shot him.
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of Rivers State Police Command, DSP. Nnmadi Omoni, who gave identity of the victim, noted that full scale investigation has commenced into the killing.
Omoni said: “The victim has been identified as Barrister Promise Frank Igwe from Ogbakri in Emohua LGA. He was shot in a bar this (Friday) morning by four unknown gunmen.
“The four gunmen came to the place in a car and left immediately after they shot the man dead. We have since begun investigation into the incident with a view to apprehending those behind the dastardly act.”