April 20, 2024

Oyibo Chukwu’s Death: Police Reveals Suspected Killers

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By EDITOR

The Enugu Police Command has made the claim that the Enugu East Senatorial Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Oyibo Chukwu was brutally murdered by members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) and the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

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Recall, Oyibo Chukwu and some of his supporters were brutally murdered on Wednesday night while returning from a campaign rally and they were burned to death his vehicle.

Initially, reports claimed that unknown gunmen were behind the attack. However, the Nigeria Bar Association, Enugu Chapter who boycotted sitting due to Chukwu’s murder, claimed that his assassination was politically motivated.

However, Enugu Commissioner of Police, Anmed Ammani claimed that IPOB and ESN members were behind the attack.

Ammani announced that he had “ordered the intensification of the discreet investigations and manhunt of the subversive criminal elements, suspected to be IPOB/ESN renegades, who in the night hours of 22/02/2023 at different locations, ambushed and simultaneously attacked and murdered People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP) members, and also attempted to attack the convoy of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Governorship Candidate”.

A statement from the image maker of Enugu Police Command, Daniel Ndukwe (DSP) read: ”’The police preliminary investigations into the incidents showed the armed hoodiums, operating in a tricycle, attacked a PDP campaign Mini Bus at Topland by Ebony Paint Road, Amechi-Awkunanaw Enugu and used a petrol bomb to set it ablaze, burning to death its driver, simply identified as one KC Great (male).

“In a similar situation, another set of the same armed assailants, operating in a Hilux vehicle, attacked and set ablaze the campaign vehicle of the Labour Party, at Eke-Otu Amechi-Awkunanaw Enugu, burning to death the Party’s Senatorial Candidate for Enugu East Senatorial District, Barr. Oyibo Chukwu (male) and his Personal Assistant (male) were with him in the vehicle.

“Again in a similar situation, another set or the same armed assailants, operating ina Hilux vehicle, attacked and set ablaze the campaign vehicle of the Labour Party, at Eke-Otu Amechi-Awkunanaw Enugu, burning to death the Party’s Senatorial Candidate for Enugu East Senatorial District, Barr. Oyibo Chukwu (male) and his Personal Assistant (male) were with him in the vehicle.

”However, the miscreants were repelled by Security Operatives while attempting to also attack the convoy of the Governorship Candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at Eke, Agbani, Nkanu West LGA,” he said.

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