Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike said his Imo counterpart, Hope Uzodinma, has already confessed to knowing those behind the brutal murder of Ahmed Gulak, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
KanyiDaily had reported how Gulak was shot dead on Sunday by unknown gunmen while on his way to the airport in Owerri, Imo state capital.
Reacting during a press conference on Monday, Governor Uzodinma said the gruesome murder of Ahmed Gulak appears to be a clear case of political assassination.
Speaking on Channels TV on Monday, Wike said Uzodinma has already confessed to the crime, noting that the statement from the Imo state governor shows that he know those behind the assassination.
Wike asked Uzodimma not to politicise the murder, but to allow security operatives conclude their investigation before attributing the crime to politicians.
“The point is very clear. We should not try to politicise everything. I think the governor of Imo state, my brother, Hope Uzodimma, should allow the security agencies to do their proper investigation,” Wike said.
“It is too early for him to come out to say it is political assassination. Having done that, it means that you already know, and knowing a product of investigation means that you already know those who committed that crime and that will not be fair.
“When things of this nature happen, allow the security agencies to really go into the matter.”
Wike also queried why a personality like Gulak will leave Imo without security detail, considering the rising insecurity in the south-east.
“Remember, even on the pages of the newspapers, when we heard this news, if I’m correct, the police said Ahmed Gulak was killed by bandits. Police said when he left, he left without security,” he said.
“I mean, one will ask questions, knowing today the security situation in Nigeria and even the one in the south-east and not to talk of in Imo state.
“We all know what is going on in Imo state. How could a man at that level come to Imo state incognito?”
Meanwhile, Imo State Police Command said members of the proscribed IPOB and ESN were behind the murder of Ahmed Gulak and some of them have been killed.