Rivers State: Lecturer at Ken Saro Wiwa Poly murdered

Rivers State: Lecturer at Ken Saro Wiwa Poly murdered

Friday, April 22, 2016 12:36 pm


Dr Eebe and his wife

Dr Eebe and his wife

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

Dr Vincent Eebe, a lecturer at the Ken Saro Wiwa  Polytechnic in Bori Rivers State has been murdered.

He was killed by a gunman on Thursday on his way home  in Yeghe, his home town in Gokana LGA.

The motive was not clear.

His ethnic group, Ogoni pan-political organisation, the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, has condemned the assassination.

President of MOSOP, Legborsi Saro Pyagbara made the condemnation today in Port Harcourt.

The MOSOP President, in a press statement, expressed shock at the death of Dr. Eebe and called for immediate investigations into the killing.

Mr. Pyagbara called on the police to ensure that the perpetrators of what he called “this dastardly act” were brought to justice.

“MOSOP considers this sustained tendency of killings as most unnecessary and unfortunate as it in no way helps to resolve our peculiar disadvantaged circumstance but had painted Ogoni in bad light and destroyed the gains of our collective struggle for justice”, the statement said in part.

It added, “On several occasions, MOSOP has advised our people against allowing Ogoni to be a theatre of killings and violence as the implications and effects are borne by Ogoni and Ogoni alone.

“We thus passionately call on the police and all security agencies to investigate this recent incident with a view to bringing the culprits and their sponsors to justice”.

Dr Eebe met his untimely death  when he was ambushed  on his way home from school  by yet to be identified gunmen who shot him and a female occupant in the car.

Even when he tried to escape by running towards a primary school, his assassins  pursued him and shot him several times. The assassins were said to have watched him breathe his last before leaving him, stone dead.

The female occupant , a first year Mass Communications student later died in a hospital where she was rushed for  emergency medical care.

Dr Eebe taught French at the Polytechnic and he was  married . He had  four children

Join The Conversation

What do you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.