Fresh tension as PDP House of Reps candidate gunned down

2024-02-12 16:19:19 - Nigeria news.

Nnewi, Anambra - There is renewed tension in Anambra as some gunmen reportedly killed former House of Representatives candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jude Oguejiofor.

The deceased was said to have hailed from the Orsumoghu in the Ihiala local government area of Anambra and lived in Nnewi in the Nnewi North local government area of the state.

According to Premium Times, Oguejiofor was a lawyer who contested for the Ihiala federal constituency in the House of Representatives in the 2023 general election under the PDP umbrella.

Sources close to the development disclosed that the PDP chieftain had earlier abducted around 1m last week with his brother by some of the gunmen.

It was also revealed that the incident happened in the Orsumoghu Community, where the deceased and his brother, were said to have gone to see their aged parents, but the brother was later released unhurt.

The report has it that the released brother is a medical doctor who recently returned to the country from abroad.

According to a source close to the family, but asked to be anonymous, the gunmen accused the PDP chieftain of writing a petition against them and their activities in the disturbed community.

The source further disclosed that the father of Oguejiofor fainted on died upon hearing the news of the death of his son when the gunmen contacted the family.

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