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AE-FUNAI Lecturer Allegedly Killed By His Passengers

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Kierian Nwoke a lecturer with the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike Ịkwọ (AE-FUNAI), Ebonyi State, has been reportedly killed.

Nwoke who reportedly converted his private car into a taxi to feed his family during the long period of ASUU strike was on on Monday found dead in Abakaliki, the state capital.

According to source, his body was found on Monday near the popular Rice Mill with bullets wounds.
He had gone to pick up some passengers in his car which he was using for taxi services following the ASUU strike which had kept him from his lecturing job.
He had registered the car with an online car-hailing service so as to make ends meet and take care of his young wife and child.
But on Sunday he went missing after he picked up some passengers in Abakaliki.

His dead body was found the next day with bullet wounds and his car was nowhere to be found.
His murder was posted on social media platforms including facebook which has gone viral.
One of the lecturers of the AE-FUNAI conformed his murder and blamed his death on the Federal Government’s inability to pay the lecturers.
The lecturer, who did not want his name published, said: “Kyrian Nwoke was a lecturer in the Physiology Department at Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike Nigeria. He was also a Ph.D. student.
“As a result of the hardship occasioned by the prolonged ASUU strike and FG withholding of lecturers salaries for over six months, he registered his car under the online taxi hailing service to make ends meet.

He never returned from that journey as his lifeless body with a bullet wound was discovered the next day near the Rice Mill along the same Ogoja Road and his car missing.”
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Loveth Odah could not be reached for comment as at the time of this report.

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