Chief Tony Igboka, the President General (PG) of Nimo has been brutally assassinated by unknown gunmen yesterday.
Anambra Police Command yesterday evening (Tuesday, 16th April, 2019) confirmed the unfortunate news of the killing of Chief Tony Igboka, the President General (PG) of Nimo.
In a statement, Anambra State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Mr Haruna Mohamed said that details of the killing “are still sketchy but investigation has commenced to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident and bring perpetrators to Justice”.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was shot at close range by four armed men who escaped in a pickup van. Twenty five expended 7.6 mm ammunition were recovered by the police at the murder scene.
The late Igboka, known by his traditional title (Mmili) was a onetime member of Anambra State House of Assembly.
His death came to many as a surprise especially his kinsmen, with many wondering who will want to hurt a man they all regard as the most successful President General Nimo has ever had.
He was allegedly killed inside his vehicle at Oye Nimo as he stopped to buy some things as can be seen in a graphic video posted online.