By Obiechina Emeka
NSUKKA-----Thete was anxiety in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, week end following the killing of a motorcyclist, Osita Eze, by bandits who later took away his new motorcycle.
The deceased is the third to be killed in Nsukka in the last six months.
Eze, a father of five, and also a car washer along the University Market Road, Nsukka, used his motorcycle for commercial purposes late in the evenings.
Southeast Post learned that Eze who hailed from Ozalla in Igboetiti Local Government Area of the state had already closed from his car washing business and picked a passenger heading towards the Onuiyi axis when suddenly, the passenger demanded for his motorcycle keys.
It was said that in the scuffle that ensued, the bandit pulled out a gun and shot him point blank before making away with his motorcycle.
His colleagues told newsmen at his car wash stand that they were still "in shock over the sad development."
According to Osita Ugwu, "We cried bitterly when the news filtered to is that he was killed. as made He was our good friend and a jolly good fellow. It was some police officers who took his lifeless body to the morgue that called some of us. He used to wash their cars. We are still in shock."
Another car washer whose name was given as Ocha said that none of them came out for business the day he was buried as mark of last respect for their colleague.
At Onuiyi where the deceased was shot dead, a resident who spoke on condition of anonymity said there had been criminal activities in the area for some time now.
He further said that another cyclist narrowly escaped death on the same spot two weeks ago, when he was attacked, stressing that his motorcycle was equally snatched from him but he was lucky that the bullet from the hitman "brushed through his skull."
The congealed blood of the deceased was still on the road where the incident happened.
Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed the incident saying that detectives from the command have launched manhunt for the bandit.