Gunmen have killed the Labour Party candidate for Onuimo Local Government Area in the Imo State House of Assembly, Christopher Elehu.
The gunmen, who were suspected to be hired assassins, also set his country home ablaze and destroyed his property including a motorcycle.
The PUNCH reported that the suspects attacked the community in the early hours of Friday and shot for over two hours.
Apart from the lawmakers home, the gunmen reportedly visited the houses of other politicians in the area, however, did not find them present.
Recounting the scenario, an anonymous 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.”
As at the time of filing this report the police in the state had yet to issue any statement concerning the murder incident.