Unknown gunmen suspected to be hired assassins this morning killed an All Progressives Congress (APC) local government chairman, Mr. Sunny Ejeagwu.
The victim was the APC Chairman for Ideato North Council Area of the state.
He was among the Local Government Chairmen elected in the fresh Congress conducted in the State.
Confirming the incident, the Imo state commissioner of police, Dasuki Galandanchi revealed that the corpse had been evacuated to a nearby mortuary
He said; “The APC chairman in Ideato North has been murdered. I was at the scene of the crime and only came back. His corpse has been evacuated to a mortuary.There is no preliminary suspicion but the investigator would find out. The blood of the innocent would expose them.”
Also reacting to the killing, newly elected APC state chairman, Daniel Nwafor, said the killed Ejeagwu was still with them in a meeting on Thursday.
Nwafor said; “The killing is condemnable because APC preaches peace and political tolerance. People should practice politics without bitterness and violence.”
“The constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria guarantees freedom of association.”
“We, therefore, call on the Inspector General of police to press on the commissioner of police to nab the culprits. Imo is a peaceful state and an example of how politics should be played.”
“The deceased was in our meeting on Thursday and he expressed concern about political violence in his area. He told us that his area is volatile and called on us to come to his rescue when the need arises.”
“From the information made available to me, he was double-crossed and when he tried to move back he fell into the gutter. His killers went there and shot him severely.”