Former Nigerian footballer Christian Jacob killed by unknown assassins

Former Nigerian footballer Christian Jacob killed by unknown assassins

- A former Nigerian football star Christian Jacob, has been killed by assassins

- The killers fled from the scene after the act without even touching his phone

- Nigerian police are investigating the cause of the murder to bring the preparatory to book

YEN.com.gh has learned of the sad death of former Nigerian footballer Christian Jacob who was reportedly shot on Thursday, May 9, 2019.

He was said to have played for Enyimba International Football Club of Aba, a very popular one in the Abia State of Nigeria.

According to the police, Jacob was shot outside his house on Umuola road, Ogbor Hill by the unknown assassins, who were believed to be hired for that purpose.

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The assassins were reported to have fled the scene without touching even the footballers phone, sending a clear signal that they were not robbers but hired killers.

The whole Aba community was said to have been thrown into a state of shock and mourning following Jacob’s death.

He has been described as friendly, popular, and lover of people in the area.

Jacob played for Heartland and Enyimba in Nigeria before traveling to Moldova to play for FC Sheriff, ending his career from there.

His former club, Heartland, have consoled the family.

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Meanwhile, the wife of Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh, Bettie Jenifer, has been shot dead in the US by a gunman.

Jenifer had closed from work on the Friday night of May 10, 2019, when her killer shot her at the Greenbelt Parking Lot in Maryland.

A video in an earlier report by YEN.com.gh details how Jenifer was killed.

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Ghanaians have reacted sadly to the development, while Attoh has canceled a movie project to be in Maryland over the murder.

The actor has sparked divorce rumours when he deleted all photos of the wife from his social media pages few days to her death.

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