Feelers have emerged about why Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Tamuno Igbomie, former security aide of ex-first lady Dame Patience Jonathan was shot dead in Abuja last weekend.
Security sources who spoke about the suspicious murder which occurred along the Airport Road said the killing might not be unconnected with his role as the former first lady’s aide.
DSP Igbomie, a former principal security officer to the then first lady, was shot dead and his body was found in his Honda Accord car last Friday with some vital documents, phones, wallet and other personal effects, ruling out armed robbery as motive for the killing.
The security source said the former aide was a very close ally to the former first lady and must have stepped on several toes in the discharge of his duties.
According to him, DSP Igbomie, an indigene of Okrika in Rivers State, was a very influential player during the days of the political campaigning for the last election and must have incurred the wrath of many people who crossed the path of the first lady.
“The killing cannot be unconnected with his previous appointment as the PSO to our former president’s wife. They have started killing people who knew about their dirty deals. It shows that more people close to the former president should watch their backs. Those people act like mafia and they will go to any length to have their way,” he said.
Another source said that Igbomie may have been engaged in some deals while acting as security aide and the people may have come for a payback. He called on the police to investigate all angles to the incident and ensure that the culprits are brought to book.
“Jacob might know something that could implicate some persons at the probe panel about to be constituted. He might have picked up some implicating evidence against some powerful people when he was very close to power. He could have done some deals with them which they feel might implicate them,” he said.
The source averred that the killers could have come from Rivers State where the former first lady played a major role in the crisis that erupted in the state during the last general election.
“All the killings that went on in Rivers State by evil men in their desperation for power may not go unpunished. All those responsible for the killing of innocent people during the election all because of politics will definitely be punished,” the source said.
The former PSO, who was married with two children, was believed to have been killed by assassins who shot him at point-blank range in his car and left the engine running.
The late policeman had just been redeployed back to his former post at the FCT Police Command where he was in charge of posting of junior officers.
Force spokesman, Emmanuel Ojukwu, confirmed the killing of the policeman and disclosed that investigation had commenced to unravel the assailants.
“Yes, a DSP attached to the villa was killed last week Friday. Investigation has started to find out the people behind the murder. No arrest has been made yet,” Ojukwu was quoted Monday.
FCT Commissioner of Police Wilson Inalegwu had ordered an investigation into the tragic incident.