By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo
For playing good Samaritan to a military officer, Enobong Christopher Jimmy’s life was snuffed out by same person he offered assistance.
His family members are now crying to the Nigerian Army and Federal Government for justice to be served.
Jimmy was on Sunday, shot dead in his car on his way to Mkpat Enin by a military man he offered a ride from Eleme Junction in Port Harcourt, Rivers State to Ikot Abasi in Akwa Ibom State.
The Army officer, according to the Police source, did not just shoot his victim, but inflicted several dagger wounds on his chest and made away with his vehicle.
With a car tracking device in the car, he was tracked, and picked up at a hotel in Ukanafun Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, the source explained.
Speaking with our correspondent in Uyo on Wednesday, brother to the deceased, Mr Idorenyin Ikpongeyen called on Nigerians to join voices with his family to ensure that such act of brutal murder, on one whose only crime was to offer help, and by one who should rather protect, is not swept under the carpet.
Ikpongeyen, lamented that the deceased who met his untimely death on his way to visit his family members in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, left behind a very young family, as his last child is just a year old.
“It is very painful that we had to lose our brother to the hands of an ungodly Nigerian military personnel, all because he wanted to steal or reap from where he did not sow.
“I beg the Federal Government, the Nigerian Army and the general public to help fight this fight for us, I beg the Nigeria government to bring justice to the one who murdered my brother, leaving his two kids and a wife behind”. he said.
“The military hierarchy was at the state police headquarters, Ikot Akpan Abia on Monday to pick him up for a Court Marshal before handing him over to the police for prosecution” an earlier report had said.
The deceased, Enobong Christopher Jimmy was from Ikot Obio Akai, Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, a staff of Eco Clearing & Forwarding Company, Port Harcourt. He left behind a wife and two young daughters, ages eight and one.