Ewelike, President Jonathan’s photographer shot

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Gunmen have shot Mr Callistus Ewelike, President Goodluck Jonathan’s photographer and staff
of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

The shooting took place on Monday in front of his residence in Nyanya, Abuja, between 10p.m. and 11p.m.

Two men were said to have alighted from motorcycle when the victim was coming out from his car.

One of the assailants reportedly confronted him and shot him in the neck at close range.

Ewelike Callistus: shot
Ewelike Callistus: shot

The assailants reportedly sped off the scene when the gunshot attracted residents of the area.

Nothing was stolen from the victim.

Ewelike was taken to a nearby hospital by his neighbours and later transferred to the National Hospital, Abuja where medical doctors are currently preparing him for surgery.

He is said to be in a stable condition.

The Police Public Relations Officer, FCT Command, DSP Altine Daniel, confirmed the incident.

She said the Commissioner of Police, Mr Femi Ogunbayide, had directed full scale investigation into the shooting and had given order for the manhunt and arrest of the assailants.

It will be recalled that armed men had also visited Ewelike’s residence late last year.

They had forced themselves into the house and robbed him of his work tools including camera, laptop computer and other personal effects.


  1. Ewelike Fortunes

    My brother,Commander, l wish you speedy and quick recovery.
    You’all outlive all your haters and all those who are jealous of you because they see you bubble with good health.
    The Government should please investigate properly and bring these perpetrators of evil to book and as well try to assist him by moving him and his family out of Nyanya so as to avoid the repeatation of this ugly insident.
    Remember what happened to him late last year in which he was robbed of his valuables/working equipments.
    A stitch in time saves nine.

  2. sunny opara

    He was my school mate back there in Enugu. Most of all, he is my bro. But for the picture, I cldn’t ve recognized him. U’ll not die but live to attain ur earthly destiny. A quick recovery wish to u bro!

  3. amodou

    Callistus my friend,perfect gentleman.each time he meets u he addresses you as amy oga.Dose he places on the pedestal of history should bow their heads in shame…Nyanya is not fit for inahbitation by any Nigerian worker let alone a man who wakes up at ungodly hours to beat traffic and get to the corridors of power to do his job.Speedy recovery.Please when he is discharged,discharge him from Nyanya to a better and more secure environment.

  4. Sunny Akhigbe

    What an irony! A struggling young man I suppose. He lives in Nyanya and goes to take photographs of Oga at Aso Rock. This could be the handiwork of people who are jealous of him, thinking he has money and privileges. Poor journalist. Those he works for should assist him to relocate to safer place. Very touchy story. Thank God they did not kill him. I wish him speedy and irreversible recovery!

  5. solo-poms

    that is one of the job hassles we face in media profession but yet the federal government does not want to structure a media salary for us in that profession. we are the least paid in government parastatal, check it

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