More details have emerged on how the former aide to ex-Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, was killed on Saturday night in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
Gulak was said to have been attacked and shot dead in a Toyota Camry cab taking him and two others to Sam Mbakwe Airport to catch a flight.
But the police in Imo blamed the politician for his death.
A statement issued on Sunday by the police spokeperson in the state, Bala Elkana, blamed the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain for leaving his room at Protea Hotel without informing the police or any other security agency in the city considering the fragile security situation in the state.
The statement read, “On the 30/5/2021, at about 07:20hrs, armed men 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.
“Ahmed Gulak left his room at Protea Hotel without informing the police nor sister agencies in view of the fragile security situation in the South-East and Imo in particular.
“He left without any security escorts and while the cab driver took irregular route to the airport, six armed men who rode in a Toyota Sienna intercepted, identified and shot at Ahmed Gulak at around Umueze Obiangwu in the Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area close to the airport.
“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 cordone the area and arrest perpetrators.”