Dr Vinvent Eebe, a senior lecturer with the Rivers State government-owned Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori, was killed by yet-to-be identified gunmen, on Thursday.
The deceased was said to had been shot several times by his assailants along Bua-Yeghe in Gokana Local Government.
Eebe who, until his assassination, was the Director of Industrial Training of the institution was shot dead on his way home. It was learnt that he was heading back to his Port Harcourt residence before he was killed at Bua-Yeghe.
A source in the community said, Eebe was trailed by his killers from his office, adding that the deceased ran out of his car to escape when he noticed that he was being trailed.
It was gathered that the suspected assassins ran after him, shot him several times and waited to ensure that he was dead before they drove off.
“The man was coming back from the school where he lectures before some unknown gunmen followed him.
“As he noticed that the people behind him were after him, he stopped and ran out of his car. The boys followed him and fired several shots at him,” the source said.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ahmad Muhammad, said the slain lecturer was in company with some people when four armed men trialed and shot him at Bua Yeghe at about 4.20 p.m.
“The report we heard was that he was trailed. Four armed men operating in a green Toyota Camry shot at them at Bua Yeghe along Bori road”, he said, adding that the police had commenced investigation into the killing.
Meanwhile, the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has condemned the assassination, saying it was shocked.
MOSOP President, Mr Legborsi Pyagbara, who spoke in Port Harcourt on Friday, called for an immediate investigation of the killing, adding that the perpetrators of the dastardly act must be brought to justice.
“MOSOP considers this sustained tendency of killings as most unnecessary and unfortunate as it in no way help to resolve our peculiar disadvantaged circumstance, but has painted Ogoni in bad light and destroyed the gains of our collective struggle for justice.
“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”, he said.