Renowned Port Harcourt-based lawyer, Mr. Ken Atsuete, was last night at 8pm, assassinated by unknown gunmen at his residence in Aluu area of Rivers State.
It was gathered that the gunmen stormed Atsuete’s residence, cornered him and shot him several times at close range.
Atsuete was one of the counsels for the former chairman of the Asari-Toru Local Government Area, Ojukaye Flag Amachree, before he was assassinated.
He was one of the speakers at the just concluded conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, held in Port Harcourt.
A close confidant of the deceased and human rights activist, Mr. Anyakwe Nsirimovu, expressed shock over the incident, adding that “Ken Atsuete’s lifeless body is currently lying at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital mortuary.