Gunmen Kill APC Chieftain In Rivers
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Omunakwe Benson has been shot dead by yet to be identified gunmen.
Naija News understands Omunakwe was murdered on Wednesday at Agip Estate in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
The gunmen reportedly drove into the estate and shot the victim, a former aspirant of the House of Assembly, while he was going back home around 8.45pm.
A relative of the deceased, Okechukwu Benson, said he was watching a football match when he received a call that his nephew had been shot.
“I got a call around 9pm that they shot my brother’s son on the estate. He had no problem with anybody that would warrant his murder,” Okechukwu said as reported by Punch.
He, however, called on the police to investigate the killing and fish out those behind Omunakwe’s death.
The incident has been confirmed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, adding that two persons had been arrested in connection with the murder.
“It happened last night on Agip Estate. He was attacked by gunmen. But we have arrested two persons and they are helping us in our investigations,” Omoni said.