The Ebonyi State Police Command has confirmed the killing of the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Nweke, in Ezza North Local Government Area during Saturday’s election.
The Police Public Relation Officer, SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, revealed this to the pressmen in Abakaliki on Sunday.
Onovwakpoyeya said the deceased was beaten to death by suspected thugs during the election.
She said, “The DPO and his team tried to rescue him, but he was confirmed dead by doctors on duty when they got to the hospital.”
A PDP chieftain and a resident of the area, Innocent Nomeh, said the deceased was killed after being threatened by some thugs in the area.
He said, “The chairman was killed after being threatened by some thugs. Hours after being threatened, he was traced and taken to an isolated area, where they killed him.
“It is so unfortunate that such a young man will die because of an election. I want the security agencies to deepen investigations to fish out whoever was involved in the killing.”
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