Former Commissioner for Investment, Trade and Industry, in Bayelsa State, Ayekeme Masa, has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen.
The late Masa served who served in the first tenure of Governor Seriake Dickson, was shot on Sunday at his residence along Palm Avenue behind the popular Bolex lounge in Yenagoa. He died at the Federal Medical Centre Yenagoa where he was rushed to after the attack.
Reports said the killers invaded his residence and met his wife at the sitting room where an argument ensued. Masa, just getting home, walked into the argument but was shot before he could escape.
Bayelsa State Police Command spokesman, Asimin Butswat, who confirmed the incident, said investigation into the murder had commenced.
Masa, 64, is survived by a wife and three children.