The incident happened at about 6 pm on Saturday evening when the deceased was said to be controlling traffic in Rumuokoro, an outskirt of Port Harcourt.
He was said to be assisting in clearing the gridlock caused by a downpour when one of the gunmen in police uniform inside a vehicle shot him.
According to PUNCH, a source who did not want his name in print for security reasons said the deceased had an issue with some security personnel, but could not give a proper identity of the people.
“What I heard was that Chukwuka was arguing with some security people, but I don’t know if they are policemen or not.
“He is a very quiet person and very intelligent. He is a First Class graduate, 43 years old now. It is very unfortunate what happened to him,” he stated.
It was learnt that the corpse was later retrieved from the scene by policemen and deposited at a morgue in Port Harcourt.
Speaking to with PUNCH about the incident on the telephone, the deceased’s father, John Monye, a retired warrant officer said he was at home when someone used his late son’s telephone number to call him to inform him of the development.
He called for a proper investigation to unravel those behind his son’s death.
He said, “I was in the house when somebody who said he is my son’s friend used his (Chukwuka) number to call me.