A top investigator at the Property Fraud Section of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Austin Okwor, escaped death by a hair’s breadth after he was shot by some unknown gunmen in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The victim was waylaid and attacked in the late hours of the fateful day, June 24, 2017 on his way back from work.
A statement issued by the spokesperson of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren disclosed that the victim sustained injuries from the gunshot.
The statement read: “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.
“This incident underlines the hazards which operatives of the Commission are daily exposed to in the discharge of their duties.”
Uwujaren disclosed that prior to the attack, the victim who is one of the operatives investigating some sensitive cases including that pertaining to corrupt judicial officials has been receiving threat messages from unknown persons.
The police was informed about one of such messages which he received sometime in May 2017.
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