The Chief Provost of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Imo State Command, Okiemute Mrere, has been assassinated.
Mrere was murdered on Saturday on the Owerri-Port Harcourt Road in Owerri, our correspondent learnt on Monday.
A senior officer of the NIS, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent, said the slain officer’s corpse was found in a bush on Sunday.
Mrere was driving a Hilux van belonging to the NIS when he was allegedly waylaid and shot dead.
The source told our correspondent that the assailants did not take the victim’s service pistol as it was found on him when his corpse was found.
The Hilux van was riddled with bullets, our correspondent learnt.
The source said, “The Chief Provost of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Imo State Command, Okiemute Mrere, has been assassinated. He was killed on Saturday night. He was riding in his official Hilux van when he was attacked and shot dead.
“His corpse was discovered the next day, which was on Sunday morning. Nothing was taken from him, not even his service pistol. His vehicle was riddled with bullets. The command is quiet. There is panic as officers and men are dumbfounded by this tragic development.”
When contacted, the command’s spokesperson, Winifred Ogu, who confirmed the murder, disclosed that investigation was on going.
The state Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, told our correspondent on Monday, “I do not have the brief yet.”
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