Unknown GunMen Kidnap Imo Cheiftain, Drop Dead Body After APC Convention
A kinsman to the deceased, Martins Nwadike, who confirmed the murder to Punch earlier this week, said the deceased was kidnapped on the eve of the just concluded APC national convention.
“He was kidnapped on Friday, a day to the APC national convention. He was travelling home from Owerri to Nkwerre, our home town. The gunmen blocked him on the Isu-Njaba road.
“They made away with him. His corpse was found after the national convention. This is very saddening and highly devastating.
“Desperate politicking has no place in a decent democracy. The deceased was a gentleman. He was educated and civil in all his dealings.
Akano was the Director-General of Ezihe Foundation, one of the groups supporting the governorship ambition of the Chief of Staff to Governor Rochas Okorocha, Mr. Uche Nwosu.
The murdered APC Chieftain who hailed from Nkwerre Local Government Area, the same LGA with Nwosu was an ally of the state governor’s camp and had been seen several times at state government functions.
Nwadike also urged the security agencies to make sure the killers are brought to book. He said, “We urge the security agencies to bring his killers to book. Imo is not known for violent politicking. Those who take away human lives in order to ascend to political positions would be disappointed in 2019.”
Punch reports that the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, had yet to respond to the text message sent to his phone.
Source: Naija News