Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo State, says Ahmed Gulak’s killing has political overtones.
At a press conference in Owerri, the state capital, Monday, Uzodinma disputed police claims that he was killed by the illegal Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
He said that after hearing about Gulak’s assassination he couldn’t go to church.
“Alhaji Ahmed Gulak was in Imo State on a national assignment. The Senate Committee on Constitutional Amendment brought him to Owerri. The humble man insisted on traveling incognito, according to his friend who accompanied him on the trip. Apparently, he was followed from his hotel to the airport. That is exactly why his gruesome murder appears to be an assassination,” he said.
The brutal and callous killing of Alhaji Ahmed Gulak yesterday, Sunday, May 30th, is painful because he did not deserve to die that way.
It is a personal loss to me that my compatriot died because he was an irreplaceable friend and brother to me, whose sense of justice, fairness, and uprightness I admired. When the news of his callous homicide was broken to me, I was stricken with shock to the core.
“I was getting ready to go to church when the sad news came and I could not attend the service. It was one of the most devastating news I have ever heard in my life, and I have yet to recover from the shock. I cannot understand why anyone would want to kill him in such a gruesome and brutal manner.”