A former lawmaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Mr. Anthony Igboka, was on Tuesday night shot dead by unknown gunmen.

Igboka was reportedly assassinated at Oye Nimo village market square in the Njikoka local government area of Anambra State while returning from a meeting.

It was gathered that the gunmen trailed Igboka in a Hilux truck, and accosted him while he was driving himself through the community’s market square, riddling his head and chest with bullets before driving off.

Confirming the incident, Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, said the deceased was shot in his car near Nimo Market.

He also added that the state Commissioner of Police, Mustapha Dandaura had ordered a full-scale investigation on the matter.

In his words; “At about 8:18 pm of 16/4/2019 there was a sporadic gunshots around nimo market in Jjikoka LGA of Anambra State.

“Police patrol team attached to Nimo division rushed to the scene and discovered one Chief Frank Anthony Igboka on the driver’s seat of his chevrolet SUV vehicle laying unconscious in the pool of his blood and his body was riddled with bullet wounds.

“Victim was rushed to Beke Hospital, Nimo where he was confirmed dead by the medical doctor and corpse deposited at the hospital morgue for autopsy.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that victim was shot at close range by four armed men who escaped in a pickup van towards Abacha Eziowelle road. 25 expended ammunition of 7.62 mm ammunition were recovered at the scene.

“The commissioner of police CP Mustapha Dandaura has visited the scene and ordered for a full-scale investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident and bring perpetrators to justice,” he added.

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