Rivers: Gunmen shoot printer George Sopruchi dead



By Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

Gunmen suspected to be cultists on Saturday night shot dead a printer identified as George Johnson Sopruchi at Abakiliki Street, close to Emenike, Mile 1 Diobu, Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State.

An eyewitness who craved anonymity told our correspondent that the gunmen trailed the printer to Abakiliki Street in Diobu at about 8:30 pm and shot him dead while he was discussing with someone.

The eyewitness also disclosed that the gunmen carted away his motorcycle and one of his mobile phones.

He added that onlookers rushed the victim to the hospital where he was later confirmed dead on Sunday morning.

Recall that the Spokesperson for the Rivers State Police,SP Grace Iringe-Koko had confirmed the killing of a man last Thursday night 14, March, 2024 at Nanka/Lumuber street, Mile 1 Diobu.

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She added that investigation is ongoing to apprehend the culprits.

The Rivers Police Command was yet to respond to the latest incident at Abakiliki.

In the meantime, the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, CP Olatunji Disu has warned cultists and other criminals to steer clear of crimes as the hand of the law is closer to them more than they realised.

CP Disu reiterated the warning in a statement on Sunday, March, 17, 2024 issued by Public Relations Officer of the command, SP Grace Iringe-Koko while announcing the arrest of two main suspects, Ejike Samuel, Victor Kokoriko in Port Harcourt gang war last month.

The statement disclosed that the suspects were arrested by Mile 1 Police Division and later transferred to Anti-cultism unit of the Command following credible intelligence.

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