Gunmen kill Imo APC ward chairman after presiding over meeting at residence
• Police close in on killers
• Party members still in shock
Three armed gunmen Tuesday night, stormed the residence of the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ward 11 Logara / Umuohiagu, Ngor Opkala Local Council, Ifeanyi Ozoemena, 49, killing him.
The deceased, sources closed to him, disclosed that the hoodlums swooped on the victim shortly he ended a meeting of the party members which he presided over in his capacity as the chairman of the ward.Some members of the party who attended the meeting convened by the deceased, said they were in shock since the news filtered into their ears as they arrived their homes.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Imo State Police Command, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the incident took place about 21.35 hours (9.35 pm) at hir residence by three armed men who sources told the command, came in a red Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).
Ikeokwu, who spoke on an Owerri -based private radio station Hot FM, on Wednesday said: “The command has received the report of that incident, the murder of the ward chairman in Ngor Okpala at his residence, by suspected three armed men in a red jeep.
“The victim is Ifeanyi Ozoemena, 49. I want to tell you that the Commissioner of Police has ordered a full scale investigation on the matter. All the tactical team has been deployed and directed to unravel the situation and the reason behind the killing and to arrest the hoodlums that perpetrated the crime.”He continued: “It was carried at his residence at 21.35 hours, that is 9.35 pm and so i can assure you, i can assure Imolites in no distant time, they will hear the result. We are getting through. We are really working it out.”
Also, the Publicity Secretary of the caretaker committee of the APC put in place by the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole , Enyinnna Onuegbu, told The Guardian that the party lost its important member. He said that the members of the party was in shock over the incident.
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