Varsity lecturer allegedly shot dead in Ebonyi

Lifeless body of a lecture with the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike Ịkwo (AE-FUNAI), identified as Kyrian Nwoke, was on Monday found in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital.

The deceased had gone to pick up some passengers in his car which he was using for taxi services, following the non payment of University lecturers by federal government for over six months now.

He had registered the car with an online car-hailing service so as to make ends meet and take care of his young wife and child.

His corpse was discovered near the popular Rice Mill with bullets wounds on Sunday. He went missing after he picked up some passengers in Abakaliki, and his car has not been found.

One of his colleagues took to his Facebook wall to mourn him. He blamed his death on the Federal Government’s inability to pay the lecturers.

The source said:” Kyrian Nwoke was a lecturer in the Physiology Department at Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike Nigeria. He was also a Ph.D. student.

“As a result of the hardship occasioned by the prolonged ASUU strike and FG withholding of lecturers salaries for over six months, he registered his car under the online taxi service to make ends meet.

“On Sunday, January 10, he was called to go and pick customers at Udemezue street and drop them at a popular eatery known for local delicacies at Ogoja road Abakaliki.

“He never returned from that journey as his lifeless body with a bullet wound was discovered the next day near the Rice Mill along the same Ogoja road and his car missing.

“That is how Kyrian Nwoke’s sunset on that faithful Sunday, leaving his wife a widow and his little daughter fatherless and AE-FUNAI bereft of a hardworking, upcoming Physiology scholar

“But the Security agents should do the needful and fish out the perpetrators of this dastardly act.

The police spokesman in the state, Loveth Odah could not be reached for comment at the time of this report.

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