July 12, 2024
Okwelle Central Filed by Okwelle Market Square Okwelle, Onuimo, Imo State
Gunmen fatally shoot Anambra political leader.
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Gunmen fatally shoot Anambra political leader.

Unknown individuals have tragically killed Chief Joe Mohel, the Chairman of Nanka Ward 1 for the Young Progressives Party.

Nanka is located within the Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The occurrence took place on Saturday evening, following a community meeting with Chinwe Nnabuife, the representative for Orumba North and South Federal Constituency.

Insiders in the vicinity mentioned that the gathering pertained to a recent decision by the Appeal Court, mandating a re-run election between Nnabuife and the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Okwudili Ezenwankwo, for the Orumba North and South Federal Constituency in the upcoming 2023 general election.

The meeting was said to have been organised by the deceased for the House of Representatives member, Nnabuife, and members of the constituency.

An eyewitness, who did not want his name mentioned said, โ€œHe was killed last (Saturday) night after organising a meeting between the member representing Orumba North and South in the Federal House of Representatives, Chinwe Nnabuife, and her Nanka constituents.

โ€œThe unidentified persons, who arrived in a Lexus 350 SUV, fired several shots into the air before fatally shooting Mohel at the village hall. They also kidnapped one person.

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“Nnabuife received warnings against campaigning in Nanka, where the Appeal Court mandated a re-run election. Despite the threats, she conducted a meeting with YPP members in Nanka Ward 1 on Saturday.

“The gathering was arranged by Mohel. Following Nnabuife’s departure, unidentified individuals in an SUV arrived at the location and attacked the ward chairman.”

When contacted, the state chairman of YPP, Moses Obi, confirmed the development but said the details were still sketchy.

โ€œYes, we have heard about it, but we donโ€™t have the full details yet. We are preparing to reach the community and by the time we have all the full details, we will let you know,โ€ Obi added.

Also when contacted, the state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said the command had not received any information regarding the incident.

Ikenga, however, urged the affected persons to visit the nearest police station and lodge a report about the incident, for further action.

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