Slain APC chief­tain buried

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Vic­tor Sorokwu, As­aba

Tears flowed un­con­trol­lably as mourn­ers and loved ones be­sieged the grave­side for the in­ter­ment of the re­mains of late Fes­tus Ashiedu, Sec­re­tary of the All Pro­gres­sive Congress (APC) in Oshim­ili North LGA of Delta State over the week­end in Ok­panam.

Ok­panam com­mu­nity youths, led by Com­rade Fri­day Okonkwo wailed in­con­solably as they could still not come to re­al­ity that their icon and vi­brant lawyer was gone.

The late Ashiedu was shot dead by gun­men at Globe Su­per­mar­ket, Ok­panam, on the 27th of July, 2017, spark­ing rife in­sin­u­a­tions within Delta APC that his death was po­lit­i­cally mas­ter­minded.

How­ever, the Delta State Po­lice Com­mand of­fi­cially re­futed the claim that Ashiedu was as­sas­si­nated when the Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Zanna Ibrahim pa­raded a gang of five armed rob­bery sus­pects who gave graphic ac­count of the rob­bery that led to Ashiedu be­ing shot.

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