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Gunmen kill APC ward chairman in Imo State

Valentine Chinyem



The All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman of ward 11 Logara/Umuohiagu, Mr. Ifeanyi Ozoemena, has been killed.

He was killed at his residence at about 9:35pm.

Ozoemena was trailed by three men to his house in a red Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) on Tuesday, after a ward meeting which he presided over in his capacity as the chairman.

The meeting, we understood it is in preparation of the Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

Mr. Orlando Ikeokwu, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Imo State Police Command, while speaking on Wednesday on Hot FM, an Owerri-based private radio station, 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, aged 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.

“It was carried at his residence at 21:35 hours, that is 9:35 pm, and so I can assure you that in no distant time, they will hear the result. We are getting through. We are really working it out.”