Thugs kill Imo suspended councillor
THERE was tragedy at Umundugba, the headquarters of the isu Local Government Area of imo State on Monday as a suspended councillor,
Ahamefule Maduabuchi, was shot dead by unidentified political thugs.
This is even as the police in the state said it had launched investigations into the killing of the politician.
Our correspondent learnt that trouble started on Monday after the suspended chairmen and their councillors across the state besieged the 27 LGAS headquarters with the intent of resuming duties.
They had cited the Supreme Court judgment in a case between the suspended Ekiti State LGA chairmen and the state government wherein the apex court ruled that the governor had no legal power to suspend duly elected LGA chairmen.
But the suspended chairmen met stiff opposition from the interim management committee chairmen which led to a riotous scene.
A source said Maduabuchi, who was trying to resume duty, was shot dead.
When contacted, the police spokesperson in the state, Orlando ikeokwu, said the state Commissioner of police, Olaniyi Fafowora, had launched investigations into the killing of the suspended councillor.
The police spokesperson said, “Yes, we are aware of the killing of one of the suspended councillors at the isu LGA today (Monday) but the commissioner of police has launched investigations into the killing with a view to apprehending the killers.
“The Cp had a meeting with the suspended councillors and they have agreed to sheathe their sword for now. The area is calm and the state is calm. people should go about their lawful businesses without fear.”