Suspected car thieves on Friday shot one Sunday Ike in his head and made away with his car, a Toyota Camry with registration number, BS 286 KWL in Gwarinpa area of the city.
The incident happened at the victim’s shop located at 3rd avenue Gwarinpa, about 11pm on Friday.
Following the development, the police in Abuja have launched a manhunt for the assailants.
The police spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, explained in a statement on Saturday that operatives who responded to a distress call took the victim to the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, where he was certified dead by doctors.
“While commiserating with the family and friends of the deceased, the Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory, Bala Ciroma, assured residents that the perpetrators of this heinous act will be arrested and brought to justice,” the statement read.
Ciroma also encouraged members of the public to support the police with information that could lead to the arrest of the assailants, who are currently on the run.
“Those with useful information can contact any of the following FCT Police Command Control Room numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, or 08028940883,” the police stated.