Gunmen in the early hours of Friday, December 16, 2022 killed the Labour Party candidate for Onuimo State Constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly, Christopher Elehu.
The gunmen also set the candidate’s country home ablaze and destroyed his property including a motorcycle.
It was gathered that the suspects shot sporadically for over two hours unchallenged.
A source told our correspondent that the gunmen also visited the houses of other politicians in the area but met their absence.
A source said, “They have killed Christopher Elehu, popularly known as Wasco. Until his death he was the Labour Party candidate in Onuimo Local Government Area. They invaded his house when everybody had gone to sleep and shot for over two hours.
“They killed the man and burnt his house. They also destroyed his property. His corpse was laying on the floor with matchet cuts when villagers gathered in the morning.”
The assassination of the politician came just ten days after the LP candidate for Okigwe State Constituency, Chukwunonye Irouno, died suddenly.
Irouno who was billed to achor LP’s presidential campaign rally in the state slumped a night to the occasion.
He was rushed to Federal Medical Centre in Owerri where he was pronounced dead.
The spokesman for the state police command, CSP Michael Abattam was yet to issue a statement concerning the murder incident as at press time.