Slain Ahmed Gulak shouldn’t have moved without escort – Police


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The Imo State Police Command has blamed Ahmed Gulak, the slain former political adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan for moving around without security detail.

According to the command, the former presidential adviser ought to have informed the police or other sister agencies of his movement in view of the fragile security situation in the state.

The command’s position was expressed in a Sunday statement signed by Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Bala Elkana for Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro.

The statement read, “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.

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“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 cordone the area and arrest perpetrators.”

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