A 45-year-old father of three and owner of Bethlehem by Supermarket, Emmanuel Emenike Ossai, was shot dead by gunmen in his shop at Beach Junction, Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Ossai, from Amufie, in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of the state, was shot on Thursday night October 10, at about 8pm when he was closing account of the day’s transactions.
According to an eyewitness, Ossai, was with his salesgirl in his supermarket when the gunmen struck. They just demanded to know the owner and when they were told, they shot him and fled the scene. It's suspected that the gunmen did not come for money but to kill him.
Spokesman of the Enugu State Police Command, Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the incident said said officers have commenced investigation.
A facebook user, Ugwuanyi claimed that the deceased was doing business in the North but returned to Nsukka due to Boko Haram insurgency about three years ago. He wrote;
"REST in PEACE ...... The good man.... Finally the # CEO # Bethlehem Supermarket located at Beach Junction, Ibagwa Road Nsukka who was shot inside his Supermarket yesterday is dead. The Innocent Man from #Amufuie , Enugu Ezike could not survive this wicked bullet of men of the Under World.... A man who came back from # Northern Nigeria because of Boko Haram to establish his business back home and doing well in his business only to be wasted like this? A Supermarket that you can buy the best and affordable goods in #Nsukka as of today.... We never had it so bad in that town called Nsukka like this before. Too much killings in the land and the yet no solution to it...... The last time I heard about this kind of killings going on now in Nsukka Land. I was still a kid and in Nursery school during the CULT WAR of #Dasuki and # Nikoro of those days.... I grew up now to be hearing every week killings in Nsukka..... Is there something behind this # killings that an Ordinary Man like me don't know? As we mourn..... WE KEEP Moving"