Ebonyi businessman shot death 10 days to wedding


Assailants shot a businessman, Mr Nnaemeka Chukwu, to death in Abakaliki on Monday, 10 days to his wedding.

Police spokesperson in Ebonyi, DSP Loveth Odah, confirmed the incident when she spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki on Wednesday.

“We have heard about it, but the command is yet to get the full details of the killing to enable it to make any arrest,’’ she said.

Favour Chioma, the spouse-to-be, said the incident happened on Monday night after the close of business at Chukwu’s shop at the International Market, Abakaliki, where he dealt in groceries.

“Some boys accosted us; first, they shot into the air, then they ordered my husband to lie down and they shot him; collected my phone and left.

A relative, who requested anonymity, said that the traditional wedding was to take place on April 21 at Amaiyima Ekpelu, in Ikwo Local Government Area.

“The church wedding was slated for April 23 also at Abakaliki,’’ he said

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