The Rivers State Police Command has narrated how Professor E N Amadi was killed.
The academic who was a professor of microbiology at the Rivers State University was murdered by robbers in his home in Port Harcourt, on Tuesday.
Nnamdi Omoni, the police public relations officer (PPRO), said while speaking with newsmen that professor Amadi was murdered when suspected armed robbers who attacked his residence, hit him with an iron rod.
Omoni said the suspected robbers killed the senior lecturer because he was able to identify one of them.
According to him: “We can confirm the sad incident of the murder of Professor E.N. Amadi of the Rivers State University. Professor Amadi was murdered on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at about 0400 hours when armed robbers attacked his house.
“He was able to identify one of them (robbers) and because he was able to identify one of them, they came back and hit him with a rod they were holding and the man fainted.
“His younger brother, one Loveday Amadi, rushed him to UPTH, where he gave up the ghost. It was after then that they came to us to officially lodge a complaint at the Rumuolumeni Police Station about the incident. Our men immediately went to the hospital to identify the corpse.
“As we speak, the corpse has been deposited in the mortuary and an investigation has been ordered by the Commissioner of Police to unravel the circumstances and brain behind the lecturer’s murder.”