Dr. Obialo Ibe, a radiologist, and a companion were brutally murdered by unknown gunmen in his Games Village home in Abuja’s Federal Capital Territory.
On Wednesday, December 15, between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., the victims were allegedly stabbed to death.
The house help is accused of poisoning the victims before stabbing them to death, according to a man who claimed to be Ibe’s neighbor.
“It is believed that the house boy poisoned the doctor and his friend, hacked them to death, and stole his SUV, cash, and took off. I heard that he was arrested at the Nigeria-Niger border.” the neighbour said.
According to one Anthony Ogbo, who quoted Ibe’s younger sister, Barrister Adanna Ibe, the killed doctor was scheduled to leave for the United States of America with a friend the day they were murdered.
He went on to say that they were stabbed multiple times in the chest and abdomen, and that the killers took Ibe’s new car, baggage, and some documents.
Obi was all set to fly to the airport. He was picked up by a friend. Adanna had to go to work.
She attempted to call her brother afterwards to wish him a safe travel but was unable to reach him. She finally contacted the house guy after several failed efforts. The houseboy explained that he needed to run an errand and left Obi at home.
Adanna became concerned and returned home. When I got home, I used a new padlock to secure the gate from the outside. She dialed the house boy’s number again, who directed her to the location of the new key.
“She got into the house and found lifeless Obi and his friend in a pool of their own blood. They both have been stabbed several times in the chest and abdomen. His 5 month-old car and traveling luggage plus documents all gone.”
Meanwhile, friends, family and colleagues have taken to social media to mourn the doctor and seek justice over his murder.
“Obi… I wasn’t going to post this because I didn’t want to believe you were truly gone. And in such a horrible way too. Then I saw your mum today and lo.. this is no nightmare. There’s no waking up from this. If we truly lived according to our deeds, you’d live to be one of the oldest people on this earth,” Omar Obinna wrote.
“Never falling one inch off the mark, you were the standard for everyone; family and friends alike. You always walked the path of peace. Little wonder we were able to bully you out of your chair back in the day. You were as shy as shy can be, always smiling. I don’t have a single memory of you angry. Who knew it would all end like this? Obi, your death has left all of us heartbroken, pained, angry and helpless
“Your murderers will know no peace. A worse fate awaits them. May they find no peace in this life or after. Rest In Peace Obialor until we meet again”