- Ahmed Gulak, the late APC chieftain, slain by gunmen in Imo on Sunday, May 30, embarked on his journey from Imo to Abuja without security escort
- This was revealed by the commissioner of police in the state, Abutu Yaro, in a press statement on Sunday
- Moreover, Yaro disclosed that for reasons yet unknown, Gulag took an irregular route on his way to the airport in Imo
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The police command in Imo has revealed why gunmen who killed Ahmed Gulak, the late former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got easy access to him.
The commissioner of police, Abutu Yaro, through the command's spokesman, Bala Alkana, on Sunday, May 30, noted that knowing the fragile security situation in the state, Gulak did not inform the security agency about his movement, The Nation reports.
In the statement, the commissioner also disclosed that Gulak left the state from his hotel room without police escort, The Cable also reported.
Added to this, Yaro revealed that the murdered former aide to Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was taken through an irregular route by a cab driver on his way to the airport.
Part of the statement read:
“Ahmed Gulak left his room at Protea Hotel without informing the police or sister agencies in view of the fragile security situation in the southeast and Imo in particular.
“He left without any security escorts while the cab driver took an irregular route to the airport, six armed bandits who rode in a Toyota Sienna intercepted, identified and shot at Ahmed Gulak at around Umueze Obiangwu in Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area close to the airport.
Key facts about Gulak
Hours after Gulak was declared dead, Legit.ng did an exclusive report on quick fats about the former PDP national boss.
1. Jonathan's ex-adviser
Late Gulak was a special political aide to former President Jonathan before a new government took over in 2015 following a democratic electoral process that brought in Muhammadu Buhari.
2. politician of high profile
Apart from being a former adviser, Gulak was also a former speaker of the Adamawa House of Assembly. In 2014, he declared his intention to run the biggest office in Adamawa state via the PDP.
3. PDP national chairmanship tussle
The late former lawmaker was accused by some PDP governors of imposing himself as the national chairman of the then ruling party following a crack in the party in 2016.