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“They murdered my friend” – Friends of Popular Abuja Chef Emeka Mourn

The gruesome murder of Popular Abuja Chef, Emeka Vincent-Eloagu, killed in his Abuja residence late Sunday night continues to elicit reactions from friends and Associates online and across social media.

Emeka was killed last night, we do not know how and why but we are all in shock”, said the source who does not want his name in print.

NewsWireNGR had reported about the murder of Chef Emeka, widely known for his range of cuisines in Abuja.

“Emeka cannot hurt a fly, he was killed in his home, in his house yesterday”, a close friend and business partner to Emeka visibly shaken by the news, tells NewsWireNGR.

Mr Eddie Madaki, a Brand Development and Marketing communications consultant, and friend to the late Emeka wrote on his Instagram page, “I cannot believe I am posting this, we were together just a few days ago – projects underway”..

Mr Madaki who also shared a recent image of the deceased continued, “This was never the plan, you rest with the Angels now, you were too good for this cold hard world Emeka – forever in our hearts”.

Chef Emeka is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Paris with a Grande Diplomé in cuisine and patisserie. He creates a combination of French cooking methods with Nigerian cuisine, and is the Head Chef at Helene’s Food Company, Abuja – Another friend of his took to twitter and her tweet reads, “They murdered my friend”.

She continued, “We were just planning to take our first non work trip together and I was preparing to grumble and bitch while he drags me to luxury stores he knows I won’t shop in”.

“He was ready with all his designer shoes and bag that he hasn’t launched cause of covid”.

It is however not clear if the Police is investigating the murder of Chef Emeka, calls put through to the Abuja PPRO by NewsWireNGR were not reachable and we will continue to update our readers as the story develops, in the meantime, a Nigerian writer, Mr Elnathan John also a friend to Emeka, wrote, “I come on Twitter to find that my friend has been murdered”.

His tweets reads in parts, “My whole day is fucking ruined. What? I want to dial his number just to hear this is not true! He was the kindest most respectful person, someone I knew for many years. I don’t know how to react to this”.

Insecurity in Abuja remains a concern – Almost daily, kidnappings are taking place just within the precincts of the city centre – Security experts say many crimes go unreported in Nigeria because of distrust in the police, a lack of police presence on the ground, and a general feeling that reporting a crime will be unlikely to lead to redress.

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