Gunmen at the weekend killed a retired senior official of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). He was shot in front of the New Market, Douglas Road, Owerri. He was later confirmed dead at the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, where he had been taken to for treatment.
The hoodlums also abducted his wife from the Peugeot 407 saloon car they were riding in and was dumped somewhere. The car was abandoned at the scene and nothing was said to have been removed from it.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Mr. Vitalis Onugu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DPO), confirmed the incident but could not give details .
“It is true that a former CBN employee was killed today at the New Market, Owerri, I can not give you the details now,” he said. A source said investigations had begun.
The deceased, was said to have hailed from Emeabiam, Owerri West Local Council of Imo State.