The Imo State Police Command on Thursday confirmed the murder of the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Okwe Ward, Onuimo Local Government Area of the state, Isaac Ihim.
Ihim popularly known as Zako was murdered by unknown gunmen on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at his home in Umuchoke-Okwe in Onuimo Local Government Area.
According to the spokesman of the police in the state, Henry Okoye, Zako was drgged out of house and murdered by the gunmen after robbing him of his valuables.
Okoye further disclosed that Zako was robbed of his telephone handset, Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card and some amount of money.
The police spokesman informed that a team of police detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Onuimo later visited the scene of crime, recovered Ihim’s lifeless body and deposited it at the morgue.
He added that efforts are on to arrest the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
Okoye said; “On 25/01/2023 at about 0020hrs APC Ward Chiarman of Umucheke-Okwe, Onuimo LGA of Imo State, Isaac Ihim Zako Alias ‘m’ was dragged out from his house at Umucheke and murdered by gunmen after robbing him of his phone, ATM card and some amount of money.
“The police detectives led by DPO Onuimo, immediately visited the scene of crime, recovered the deceased and deposited the corpse at the mortuary.
“Investigation is ongoing and efforts are on top gear to arrest the perpetrators of the premeditated murder.
“Further development will be communicated to you”.
Recall that the Labour Party, LP candidate for Onuimo State Constituency poll, Christopher Elehu was similarly murdered on December 15, 2022.