Jacob was said to have been killed in Aba by gunmen.
The Police Command in Abia on Thursday confirmed the killing. The Police spokesperson in the state, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna said the former Enyimba player was killed on Wednesday outside his house on Umuola road, Ogbor Hill, Aba.
A reliable source told NAN on Thursday that the player had been away for a while before resurfacing in Aba some days ago where he met his untimely death.
The source said that contrary to the information making the rounds on the internet, that Jacob was shot dead by robbers was not true.
He said that the former player was killed by suspected hired killers who shot him and went away without taking his phone or anything from him.