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Media Aide of Former Abia State Governor Assassinated

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Mr. Ben Onyechere, the former media aide to former governor of Abia State, Theodore Orji was shot dead by unknown gunmen on Sunday night.

The former Governor media aide was kidnapped at about 8pm in Ikenegbu axis of Owerri, Imo state, where he had gone with his driver to do some shopping.

A source who pleaded anonymity said “the gunmen numbering five trailed Onyechere to a popular supermarket in Ikenegbu and forced his driver out of his car before they sped off with Onyechere.

“The following day, the lifeless body of the former governor media aide was found a few streets away from Maris Junction, Ikenegbu, Owerri, after he was shot several times. It is sad”.

The source added that the deceased’s driver who put up initial resistance was shot twice on the legs before Onyechere was kidnapped.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in Imo Command, DSP Andrew Enwerem said that he was informed of the incident, but could not confirm the identity of the victim.


Rev Francis Waive

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