A 58-year-old Ika based business man, electronics dealer and former bookseller has been murdered.
The deceased who owns the famously known as Mkpado Bookshop whose shop is located opposite First Bank, Agbor, Ika South LGA, Mr. Anthony Mkpado was in the wee hour of Wednesday, November 24, 2021 butchered to death by unknown gunmen.
Ika Weekly gathered that Mkpado’s killers stormed his residence along old Lagos Asaba Road Agbor at about 2am on that fateful day, where one of his tenants was said to have noticed some strange movement of someone in the compound and made effort to accost him but unknown to him that they were in group armed with dangerous weapons.
It was in the process of manhandling the tenant that Mkpado was said to have opened his door to know what the matter was and he was immediately attacked by the hoodlums with machete, axe and was finally gunned down.
Late Mkpado was said to have given up the ghost at St. John’s Catholic Hospital, Boji-Boji Owa where he was rushed to for medical treatment.
Meanwhile, controversy revolves around his death as many suspect it to be a case of assassination as the hoodlums made away with only phones and laptop to make it look like a robbery attack.
The news of his death shocked many who knew him, wondering why late Mkpado who they described as a peace-loving man should be killed in such a gruesome manner.
Late Mkpado who hailed from Isikpo in Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State was a well-known committed member of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of Nigeria of His Glory Prayer Group of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Agbor, where he was said to have ministered the evening of the day before he was murdered.
All efforts to speak to late Mkpado’s wife and children were not possible as they were still in shock to speak to the press.
By Patrick Gbuchanye