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Unrest in Imo state as strange gunmen kills Chief Mbakwe's first son and disappeared with his girlfriend

It was an unrest in Amaigbo, Nwangele Local Government area of Imo state on Saturday as strange gunmen believed to be kidnappers shot dead a man and abducted a lady thought to be his girlfriend.

 The deceased, Theo Mbakwe, well-known as Chiboy, was gun dead in front of his parents.

A chieftain in the community, Ebubeagu Ekenulo, said the suspects fled with a girl in the victim’s vehicle, bewriting the killing as a shock to the community.

He said, “Chiboy Theo Mbakwe, the first son of the late Chief T.T.C. Mbakwe – first indigenous paint manufacturer in Nigeria – was shot dead in front of their palatial country home in Amaigbo, Nwangele LGA, Imo State by suspected kidnappers, who made away with a yet-to-be-identified female in front of his car.”

Another eyewitness said the gunmen did not touch the victim's car, instead, they dragged his girlfriend into their car before they zoomed off.

Attesting to the killing in a telephone conversation with Punch on Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Enwerem, said the Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi, had ordered immediate investigation into the killing.

 The police spokesperson said the CP had mandated the heads of the tactical units of the command to apprehend the fleeing killers.

Enwerem said, “From preliminary investigation, it is presumed to be a murder case. They are suspected assassins.

“The CP has intervened and immediately activated the heads of the tactical units of the command to apprehend the fleeing killers. They can only run, but the long arm of the law will catch up with them.”

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