Gunmen kill top politician, Ejike Ukwueze in Enugu

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Gunmen alleged to be kidnappers have shot and killed a top politician, Ejike Ukwueze, in Enugu State.

 

It was gathered that Ukwueze was reportedly killed on Friday night while driving in a local area, Neke Odenigbo, in Enugu East Local Government Area of the state.

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In a viral video, Ukwueze and his car were shot multiple times, with bullet holes visible in the vehicle.

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The victim is said to be the immediate younger brother of the late Chijioke Ukwueze, the member who represented Isi-Uzo Constituency in the Enugu State House of Assembly, who in 2020 slumped and died during a plenary session of the House.

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A source close to the family alleged that they suspect the killing is politically motivated, suggesting it was an assassination as the victim was becoming influential in the Isi-Uzo Local Government Area political circle.

 

“Yeah, I heard he was a strong contender. Aside from having the intention of running for the LG election, he was becoming a force in the Isi-Uzo political affairs, standing in for his dear late brother who was one of the most accepted and powerful political stakeholders in Isi-Uzo,” the source revealed.

 

Meanwhile, the police authorities in Enugu State are yet to comment on the incident.

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