Labour Party Assembly Candidate Assassinated in Imo State

Labour Party Candidate Assassinated in Imo

Police begin investigation and manhunt for the killers

Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ahmed Barde, has declared a manhunt for the gunmen behind the gruesome killing of the Labour Party (LP) candidate for Onuimo State constituency, Christopher Elehu.

Elehu was gunned down by assailants during the early hours of Friday in his country home during a two-hour sporadic shooting.

The gunmen also set his country home ablaze and destroyed several properties.

Spokesperson for Imo State Police Command, Micheal Abattam, told LEADERSHIP that already the Command has commenced investigations into the killing and manhunt for the attackers.

Abattam said, “Yes, the Police have commenced investigations and a manhunt for the gunmen.”

A source who pleaded anonymity said the gunmen also visited the houses of other politicians in the area but met their absence.

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