An All Progressives Congress (APC) youth leader has been reportedly killed by a yet-to-identified group of hoodlums in a community in Enugu State.
Details made available to newsmen on Sunday (today), revealed that Lucky Okechukwu was killed last night in the Igboeze South Local Government Area of the state.
While the state police command is yet to release an official statement on the incident, a resident of the community who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Okechukwu was shot dead last night in the Unadu area of the town.
The APC chieftain who didn’t want his name mentioned in its entirety because he was not authorised to speak for the party, said: “Yes, it is true. I don’t know his real name but we received information that he was shot dead by gunmen last night. If the party want to speak on the incident, it will be going to issue a statement on that.”
The PUNCH claimed in its report that the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, didn’t respond to his calls and messages as of when the incident was reported.
Meanwhile, Enugu Police Command said on Sunday that it is investigating the tragic death of five family members who were killed in the state over the weekend.
Naija News learnt that there was a commotion in Amutenyi, a village in the Obollo-Afor community in the Udenu Local Government Area of the state after the lifeless bodies of the five family members were found in their apartment in the community.
According to the report, the tragic incident happened on Saturday morning. Police confirmed on Sunday through the command’s spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, that the incident involved a woman, her two children, and two sisters, who visited her.
It said that the victims had been deposited in the morgue for autopsy to unravel the cause of their deaths.
The names of the deceased were revealed as Chinyere Odoh (the mother), her two children: Udochukwu Odoh ‘f’ aged seven and Chukwuemeka Odoh ‘m’ aged four, as well as her two sisters: Martina Ezeme and Ngozi Ezeme.
Disclosing further on the incident, Ndukwe said the State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ammani, was bittered with the development and has ordered the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department to conduct a full-scale investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the sudden and unnatural death.
Ammani expressed his condolences to the family members and friends of the deceased person. Meanwhile, the Command said a preliminary investigation revealed that the said deceased persons went to bed the previous night and were not seen in the morning.
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