Top EFCC investigator wounded by gunmen


A top investigator with the Economic and

Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,  escaped death by the whiskers when

gunmen opened fire on him in Port Harcourt,

Rivers State.

Mr. Austin Okwor an operative in the Property

Fraud Section of the EFCC Zonal office in Port

Harcourt, had closed late for the day and as

he left office, he was suddenly accosted by a

gang of hoodlums who opened fire

on him.

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.

Okwor is one of the operatives investigating

some sensitive cases including that pertaining

to corrupt judicial officials.

Before the incident, the officer had been

receiving threat messages. One of such

messages which he received sometime in May

2017 was reported to the Police.

This incident underlines the hazards which

operatives of the Commission are daily

exposed to in the discharge of their duties.

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