By Ushang Ewa
A lecturer in the department of accounting of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) was gunned down Thursday night at his Amika Utuk by Uwanse residence in Calabar, the Cross River State capital CrossRiverWatch authoritatively reports.
Dr. Emmanuel Igbo Igbeng drove home at about 9:00 PM Thursday night with an unidentified female, he parked in front of his gate where he approached to open it and upon sighting the assassins may have tried to escape in his car when they chased him down and fired three shots at him with his neck bone almost shattered family sources say.
The other occupant of the vehicle was shot in the chest region and is currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed facility.
The Police in Cross River State has confirmed the shooting to CrossRiverWatch with the command’s spokesperson, ASP Irene Ugbo telling this reporter that; “Yes, the shooting is confirmed, we are currently investigating and no arrests have been made yet.”
Igbeng , a native of Igbo-Ekureku in Abi local government area was among the PhD graduates in economics at the 30th convocation ceremony of the University of Calabar held last week Saturday.
Family sources say Igbeng, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress had received a threat last year that he will be killed before December, 2016.
He had published it on his Facebook wall our source said but CrossRiverWatch was unable to retrieve it as at press time.
However, on November 16, 2016 he wrote that; “As the Lord God of heaven lives,Any man who disguises in the name of politics to desecrate the land of Ekureku either through burying of infants humans or animals,burying charms on the land of Ekureku, or causing the death of Ekureku son or daughter,or plotting to kill ,harm or Mame (sic) any Ekureku person such as the one currently being circulated by the coward politician who claim lordship of politics in Ekureku and beliefs on politics of intimidation, please let me announce to all that the game is over, and this is judgement time.
“When not only the law enforcement agencies have been put on the know of all the secret and open discussion on the plot to kill Dr Emmanuel Igbeng(kudos) and Romanus Egbonyi but Almighty God is also is the business of avenging for all the atrocities committed against the land of Ekureku.
“Without reservation, i am putting all necessary to resist any form of intimidation I will also not fail to expose arms and ammunition acquired and all the recruits used to achieve their heinous activities including their cult group would be exposed.
“Let me also inform all finally that no amount of stolen wealth that is turning some mad would save them when the revenge would start and I cannot be taken by surprise. So be warned.”
Born December 25, 19868 Igbeng had vied for the Chairmanship position in Abi in 2013 and died aged 48.