Some gunmen suspected to be hired killers on Saturday shot dead a 30-year-old bank worker, Enyioma Okwudiri, in Umuka, in the Okigwe LGA of Imo State. The suspects also killed a 38-year-old man, Nanman Lamak, who hailed from Jos, Plateau State.
Both men were together when the assailants struck around 9pm. The bank worker, who reportedly owned a guest house in the area, known as Benex Hotel, was on his way to drop off two guests he carried in his Honda Civic when they were attacked. .
It was gathered that Okwudiri was giving Lamak a lift in his car and another lady, whose identity had yet to be identified, when the killers, who were said to be in another car, cornered their vehicle.
They were said to have shot dead the duo before fleeing the scene. Sources said that it was a clear case of assassination, adding that the gunmen shot the two men repeatedly and did not steal any of their belongings.
The Imo state Police Command, however, says it has gunned down, Amobi popularly known as "Toosolo Shapiro", a notorious armed gang leader who allegedly shot and killed the duo. Toosolo was shot when he attempted to escape after being arrested.