The shooting and death of the Rector who was also a former Bayelsa State Commissioner for trade and investment is coming few days after a reporter with African Independent Television (AIT) attached to the State Government House was shot, although he survived the ugly attack from a suspected armed robber.
Masa, 64 years old and father of three, was shot in the early hours of Sunday in his residence along Plam Avenue behind the popular Bolex lounge in the state capital.
Blueprint gathered that the killers of the deceased were already in the house when he walked in.
When he arrived home,”he walked into the arguement between his wife and the unknown gunmen. He tried to escape from the building before he was shot.”
One of the security men on duty in his house said he heared the shots and came out of his cubicle to meet the injured body of his boss outside the gate.
It was gathered that Ayakeme Masa was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre and he died on Monday evening from the gun shots wound.
The spokesman of the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asimin Butswat, confirmed the incident
Said the team of policemen from the command have visited the scene and commence investigation into the incident.