Gunmen murder legislative aide in Ebonyi

Gunmen have killed a legislative aide in Ebonyi House of Assembly Kingsley Obasi.

The victim is the legislative assistant to Ebonyi Deputy Speaker, Obasi Odefa.

It was gathered the gunmen trailed Obasi on Wednesday night while he was on his way home before killing him.

One of his colleagues, Thomas Eluu, who is the legislative aide to Deputy Leader of the House Kingsley Ikoro, confirmed the incident on his Facebook wall Wednesday night.

“My colleague at Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Kingsley Obasi, who happens to be a Legislative Aide to The Deputy Speaker shot dead today by unknown men,” he wrote.

The victim was said to be planning his wedding.

It was further gathered his killers also made away with his bag containing money, his wedding invitation cards and other valuables.

A member of the decessed’s family, who spoke with The Nation in Abakaliki, onThursday morning confirmed the death.

The source described the incident as robbery gone bad.

The family source, who pleaded for anonymity said: “Yes, he was the one. I don’t think it was politically motivated. I think it was a case of robbery gone bad’.

The source said the armed robbers accosted the victim and collected his bags containing his wedding invitation cards.

As the robbers were about to move, he was said to be shouting ‘it is armed robbers oo. It is armed robbers ooo’, then they shot him”.

Police spokesman in the state confirmed the incident.

She said the Police Command is investigating the incident with a view to arresting the culprits.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s