A Port Harcourt based human right lawyer KEN ATSUWETE has been assassinated in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
Sources said unknown gunmen stormed his residence in Aluu in Ikwerre Local stormed last night and abducted him to an unknown location. KEN ATSUWETE was found badly injured early hours of today in Rumuchiorlu community. KEN ATSUWETE who was one of the counsels to the former Chairman of Asari Toru Local Government AJUKAYE FLAG AMACHREE facing murder trial was pronounced death at a health center.
Our correspondent gathered that earlier doctors could not attend to him at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital due to the ongoing strike by resident doctors. The late KEN ATSUWETE was one of the Speakers at the just concluded NBA Conference held in Port Harcourt.
The Rivers State Police Command is yet to respond to enquiries over the killing of KEN ATSUWETE.
In his own reaction, the spokesman of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State CHRIS FINEBONE said the party is shattered emotionally by the death of Ken Atsuwete.
The APC Spokesman CHRIS FINEBONE also charged security agencies to fish out the killers of the human right lawyer KEN ATSUWETE.
Meanwhile, a Port Harcourt based Human Rights Advocate OPUNABO INKO-TARIAH has issued a seven day ultimatum to the Rivers State Police Command to unravel the masterminds and assassinators of KEN ATSUWETE.
OPUNABO INKO-TARIAH who is also the President of Citizenship, Human Right and Justice Support Initiative in a telephone interview with our correspondent said this would be a test case for the Commissioner of Police FRANCIS ODESANYA to bring the culprit to book.
The Civil Right Advocate, OPUNABO INKO-TARAH said KEN ATSUWETE has contributed to the growth and defense of human rights and would be missed by the State and beyond.