A National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, member has been shot dead in Eket Local Government Area of AAkwa Ibom State, the police have said.
A statement issued on Monday by the police in the state said the Corps member was shot on Sunday in Eket by unknown assailants who were on a motorcycle.
The statement, signed by the police spokesperson in the state, Bala Elkana, said the late Corps member was “hanging out” at Akanimo Street with other Corp members whom he went visiting when he was shot.
The police didn’t give the victim’s name but said he was 27 years old and was serving at a public school at Nung Obong in Nsit Ubium Local Government Area of the state.
But he has been identified as Tolulope Alausa, an OOU graduate who had 4 months left in his NYSC.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, has deployed a special force from the State Criminal Investigation Department to Eket to investigate the killing.
The police chief, who is said to have visited the crime scene, assured the NYSC in the state that those behind the killing would be apprehended and brought to justice.
Below is the Press Release
CP ORDERED THE IMMEDIATE DEPLOYMENT
OF SPECIAL FORCES TO EKET
The Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State, CP Adeyemi Samuel Ogunjemilusi, mni has ordered the immediate deployment of special forces from the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to Eket to unravel the circumstances that led to the murder of a Corp member and apprehend the culprits.
The incident was reported to the Police on 7th January, 2018 at about 2300hrs. The 27 years old NYSC member attached to a Public School at Nung Obong in Nsit Ubium Local Government Area was attacked in front of a lock-up shop at Akanimo street, Eket, Eket Local Government Area. The deceased was hanging out with other youth Corp members whom he visited when he was attacked.
According to an eye witness, the murder was carried out by unknown assailants on motorcycle, who opened fire at the deceased person.
Security has been beefed up in and around Eket with intensive 24 hours patrols emplaced. The Commissioner of Police has visited the scene to have an on-the-spot assessment of the incident; and assured the people, especially the NYSC family that the perpetrators of this dastardly act will be apprehended to face the full wrath of the Law.