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Ahmed Gulak Laid To Rest In Abuja

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Ahmed Gulak Laid To Rest In Abuja

The remains of Ahmed Gulak, a former aide of President Goodluck Jonathan, have been laid to rest on Sunday night at the Gudu Cemetry in Abuja.

Naija News reports that funeral prayers for the Adamawa-born politician were earlier conducted at the National Mosque, Abuja.

Gulak, it will be recalled was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Owerri, Imo State on Sunday while he was on his way to Abuja from Owerri.

The gunmen intercepted and attacked a Toyota Camry cab carrying Ahmed Gulak and two others at Umueze Obiangwu in Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area close to the Airport who were on their way to Sam Mbakwe Airport to catch a flight.

The spokesman of the state command, Bala Elkana, confirmed Gulak’s killing in a statement on Sunday afternoon.

“On the 30/5/2021, at about 07:20 am 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.

“The Commissioner of Police Imo, CP Abutu Yaro, has directed a discreet investigation into the matter as tactical and special forces have been deployed to cordon the area and arrest perpetrators,” the statement said.

Naija News reports that Gulak was in Imo state to attend the public hearing of the constitution review committee held in the city.

After the conclusion of the committee’s sitting, Gulak stayed back while other members of the committee departed the city on Friday.

A source close to Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, who chaired the public hearing in Owerri said the deceased was offered to fly on Kalu’s private jet after the public hearing, but he declined.

According to the source, Kalu’s team left Owerri on the day the public hearing ended but Gulak stayed behind saying he had things to do in the city.

The source said: “We left Owerri on the day the public hearing ended and we asked him to join us on our private jet and we had enough security with us. But he said he had things to do in the city.”

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.