Former Nigerian football star, Christian Jacob, has reportedly been shot by suspected armed robbers at his home on Wednesday, May 8.
The former player was said to have been killed outside of his house on Umuola road, Ogbor Hill, Aba.
Police spokesperson in the state Geoffrey Ogbonna confirmed the death of the ex-player to News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday, May 9.
A source claims the information making rounds in social media that the deceased was killed by armed robbers was not true.
Adding to that he was killed by suspected hired killers who shot him and went away without taking his phone or anything from him.
Meanwhile, Ogbonna revealed that the police have commenced investigations into the matter adding that no arrest had been made, while confirming the corpse had been deposited in an undisclosed mortuary.