The chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Ideato North Local Government of Imo state, Sunny Ejiagwu, was killed by suspected assassins in the early hours of today Friday July 27th.
Confirming the incident, the state commissioner of police, Dasuki Galandanchi, said Ejiagwu was killed along the Akokwa road in Ideato North local government area and his body has been deposited at a nearby mortuary.
Ejiagwu, popularly known as Ohaneze was one of the 27 LGAs chairmen inaugurated on Monday by the new state chairman, Daniel Nwafor, after the state APC rescheduled election as ordered by the court. 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” .