More facts have been revealed about how Ahmed Gulak, Special Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Political Matters, was shot dead by some gunmen in Owerri, Imo State.
The state Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, through the spokesman for Imo State Police Command, Bala Elkana, on Sunday issued a statement to explain the circumstances that sorrounded Gulak’s death.
According to him, the deceased left his hotel room around 7.20 am on Sunday to catch a flight at the Sam Mnakwe Airport when he was intercepted by unknown gunmen in a Toyota Camry car conveying him and two other passengers to the airport.
He said: “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.
“Ahmed Gulak left his room at Protea Hotel without informing the police or its security 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 deceased was also former Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly and former Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President during the Goodluck Jonathan administration.
He was the chairman for the Imo State governorship primary committee for the All Progressives Congress (APC) after he had defected from the People Democratic Party (PDP) in 2018.