The Chief Provost of Nigerian Immigration Service, Imo State Command, Okiemute Mrere, has been assassinated.
According to Punch, Mrere was murdered on Saturday night on the Owerri- Port Harcourt Road in Owerri, the State Capital.
A senior officer of NIS confirmed that the slain officer’s corpse was discovered in a bush on Sunday morning.
Mrere was riding a Hilux van belonging to NIS when he was allegedly waylaid, shot and killed.
The source, who spoke with Punch, said the assailants did not take the victim’s service pistol as it was found on him when his corpse was discovered, the next day.
It was, however, gathered that the official Hilux van that he was driving when he was attacked was riddled with bullet holes.
The source said: “The chief provost of Nigerian Immigration Service, Imo State Command, Okiemute Mrere, has been assassinated. He was killed on Saturday night. He was riding in his official Hilux van when he was attacked, shot and killed.
“His corpse was discovered the next day which was on Sunday morning. Nothing was taken from him, not even his service pistol. His vehicle was riddled in bullets holes. The command is quiet. There is panic as officers are dumbfounded by this tragic development.”
The state Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, reportedly said he was yet to be briefed on the incident.