A top investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on June 24, 2017, escaped death by the whiskers when gunmen opened fire on him in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Mr. Austin Okwor, an operative in the Property Fraud Section of the EFCC zonal office in Port Harcourt, had closed late for the day and, as he left the office, he was suddenly accosted by hoodlums, who opened fire on him.
Luckily for him, he was able to shake off his assailants, but not without sustaining some bullet wounds. He was rushed to a private hospital in Port Harcourt, where he is now receiving treatment.
According to Ishaq Salihu, head of the zonal office, the incident has been reported to the police in Port Harcourt.
Okwor was one of the operatives investigating some sensitive cases, including that pertaining to corrupt judicial officials. Before the attack, the officer was receiving threat messages. One of such messages, which he received sometime in May 2017, was reported to the police.