Family members of a former Commissioner for Investment, Trade and Industry in Bayelsa state have been thrown into a state of commotion after gunmen shot the man dead.
A former Bayelsa Commissioner, Mr. Ayakeme Masa has been shot dead by suspected gunmen.
According to a report by Daily Sun, Masa, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Bayelsa West senatorial district, was a Commissioner for Investment, Trade and Industry during the first tenure administration of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson.
The 64 –year-old former commissioner and father of three was said to have been shot in the early hours of Sunday, at his residence, along Palm Avenue, behind the popular Bolex Lounge, in the state capital, but died at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yenagoa, on Monday evening.
According to investigations the alleged killers had visited Masa’s residence for undisclosed reasons and they were in the midst of an argument with Mrs. Masa when the deceased walked into them.
Sources close to the family said that immediately Masa saw the gunmen, he tried to escape but he was shot before as they later escaped from the house.
The security guard in the compound reportedly called for help and as Masa was taken to the FMC where doctors battled to save his life but to no avail. He reportedly died from gunshot injuries he sustained.
Spokesman of the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asimin Butswat, confirmed the incident.
He said the team of policemen from the command had visited the scene and commenced investigation into the incident.