Philanthropist Murdered Along Enugu – Abakaliki Highway

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A philanthropist and Business man Barr. Collins Chimdimma Awoke has been murdered along Enugu- Abakaliki highway. His driver whose identity was not immediately recognised was also killed by the suspected gunmen.

The incident happened yesterday when the Gunmen trailed the victim who was coming from Abuja, landed at the airport and was travelling to Abakaliki, Ebonyi state when the hoodlums confronted his SVU vehicle along ldodo area and shot him and his driver dead.

The gunmen were said to have escaped with the victims vehicle where their destination remains unknown.

Barr. Collins Awoke, a philanthropist whose benevolence has touched many lives is connected to many international Non Governmental organisations and has used his NGO to help young Nigerians especially from the South East out of the country mostly on humanitarian disposition.

Our correspondent gathered that there are hundreds of students in his foreign scholarship program through his NGO while many others are outside the country in different capabilities.

Barr. Awoke who resides mostly outside the country with his family as gathered and has been in country for over a month now where he is working on so many NGO programs which will be taking many youths out of the country.

The Enugu- Abakaliki express highway has been a flashpoint for many criminal activities in the past months with many kidnappings and murder of innocent citizens.

The PPRO , Ebonyi state police command, DSP Joshua Ukandu when contacted confirmed the incident and expressed sadness with the activities of criminals along the two state highway and assured that his men in conjunction with their Enugu counterpart are after the Gunmen.

He gave assurance that the criminals will be apprehended while he expressed his condolences to the familes of the deceased who he said has large heart and touched postively many lives.

He said ” l want to assure the public that these criminals will be rooted out of these two states and we have mapped out strategies to completely eliminate them out of this axis. Their days is over”

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