- Dr. Enoch Okpara was brutally murdered by unknown assailants in Gusau, Zamfara state.
Dr. Okpara, a Consultant Obstetrics/Gynaecologist working at the Federal Medical Centre, Gusau, was found dead and his remains burnt beyond recognition on Saturday.
The police are currently investigating the case.
Sources told TNIN that Dr Okpara was at work on Thursday 11th June and later that evening he attended Revival service, being a Deeper life member, and he thereafter went home.
On Friday being a public holiday, Okpara was not in the hospital, but on Saturday, he was supposed to attend Workers meeting.
His absence made others to start calling his line, one was switched off, while the second was ringing but he didn’t pick up the call, the source stated.
“We were later alerted by the church members of the development, we went to his house around 9pm yesterday, we peeped through the gate and saw his car inside, we were thinking of going to the police station and report when we noticed that the small gate was not locked, we entered the compound but the front door was locked.
“We saw one of the room window opened, we peeped through and saw the state of disarray in the room with blood on the floor, all these while we were in darkness and being pounded by a torrential rain.
“We went to the police to report the situation and policemen came with us, it was with the police that the body was discovered in front of the house with multiple matchet cuts and burns injury with the remaining plastic they used in setting him ablaze.”
The Police has taken the body to the mortuary, but Shehu Mohammed, the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Gusau.
Mohammed said: “We received the sad report of the gruesome murder of a Medical Doctor, Enoch Okpara, on Saturday afternoon.
“Due to the terrible nature of the killing, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Usman Nagogo, ordered for immediate commencement of investigation into the matter.
“This is with a view to fish out the culprits and bringing them to book.”
Corroborating the incident, Dr. Mannir Bature, the Vice Chairman of the state’s chapter of Nigeria Medical Association, told NAN that the deceased was a “quiet gentleman.”