Crime

Gunmen kill chairmanship aspirant in enugu state

An aspirant for the position of local government chairman in Enugu State, Ejike Ugwueze was killed on Friday night while driving along Neke Odenigbo, a community in Enugu East Local Government Area of the state.

 Penpushing reports that Ugwueze who was eyeing the chairmanship seat of Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of the state was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which is the ruling party in the Enugu State before he met his death.

The local government has been scheduled to take place in October, while sources added that the gunmen were reported to have blocked the aspirant’s vehicle and shot him multiple times before fleeing the scene.

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Penpushing further reports that as at the time of filing this report a video clip, believed to have been recorded shortly after the incident, has been circulating on various WhatsApp groups, where Ugwueze was sighted lying lifeless in his Lexus SUV which has bullet holes on it.

The vehicles’ doors were left open, as contained in the video, as residents confirmed that police operatives visited the scene and locked the vehicle, adding that the family believes that it was a political assassination.

Penpushing also reports that Enugu State Police Command Public Relations Officer Daniel Ndukwe a Deputy Superintendent of Police when contacted on Saturday confirmed the incident, explaining that police have commenced investigation

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