EFCC Investigator Escapes Assassination


By Paul Obi in Abuja

A top investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Victor Okwor, escaped assassination by a whisker when gunmen opened fire on him  in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

According to the EFCC Head of Media and Information, Wilson Uwujaren, “Mr. Austin Okwor, an operative in the Property Fraud Section of the EFCC Zonal Office in Port Harcourt, had closed late for the day and as he left office, he was suddenly accosted by a gang of daredevil hoodlums who opened fire on him.

“Luckily for him, he was able to shake off his assailants but not without sustaining some bullet wounds as they kept firing at him.

“He was rushed to a private hospital in Port Harcourt where he is  receiving treatment. According to Ishaq Salihu, Head of the Zonal Office, the incident has already been reported to the police in Port Harcourt.”

Uwujaren explained that “Okwor is one of the operatives investigating some sensitive cases including that pertaining to corrupt judicial officials”.

Details later…