According to Bala Elkana, Police Public Relations Officer for the Command, in a statement issued blamed the slain politician for moving without escorts after he left his hotel room.
He stated that Gulak was in a cab with two other passengers on their way to Sam Mbakwe airport to catch a fight when the incident occurred.
Elkana explained that the politician left his room at Protea Hotel without informing security agencies despite the insecurity in the South East, especially Imo state where multiple attacks have been made against residents and policemen.
He noted that six armed bandits who rode in a Toyota Sienna intercepted and shot at Ahmed Gulak at around Umueze Obiangwu in Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area close to the Airport.
Read the full statement below;
On the 30/5/2021, at about 07:20hrs, armed bandits intercepted and attacked a Toyota Camry cab carrying Ahmed Gulak and two others who were on their way to Sam Mbakwe Airport to catch a flight.
Ahmed Gulak left his room at Protea Hotel without informing the Police nor sister agencies in view of the fragile security situation in the South East and Imo in particular.
He left without any security escorts and while the cab driver took irregular route to the airport, six armed bandits who rode in a Toyota Sienna intercepted, identified and shot at Ahmed Gulak at around Umueze Obiangwu in Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area close to the Airport.
The Commissioner of Police Imo CP Abutu Yaro, fdc has directed a discreet investigation into the matter as Tactical and Special forces have been deployed to cordone the area and arrest perpetrators.