From Blessing Ibunge, Port Harcourt
The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the gruesome murder of a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Nwozuruaka Anele at his apartment in Alakahia community in Obio/Akpor Local Government of the State.
The State Police Public Relations Officer DSP Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the killings, said the state Commissioner of Police, Mustapha Dandaura has ordered an investigation into the incident.
Omoni said normalcy has returned back in the area.
Earlier investigation had it that Anele was assassinated early hours of Saturday by yet to be identified gunmen in front of his wife and children.
Orlumati Nwozuruaka, wife of the deceased said those who murdered her husband were many. She said her husband was killed despite several pleas by her children to spear father’s life.
She further disclosed that the bandits forced her to lie face down to avoid identification, before assassinating him very early on Saturday.
She narrated: “We were sleeping when we noticed some noise at our main door. I woke up. I did not know that my husband had also noticed it and woke up and ran to bathroom.
“Immediately, his killers, who were many in number, forced their way in and asked my husband of his ATM card and he told them that it was inside the car outside. He requested that they follow him to the car, but they said no need.
“They dragged him to the parlour, I and my children were pleading; my little daughter pleaded, ‘brother, please leave my father alone; there, they shot him dead. All I could hear from my husband is, mother, I’m gone”, she lamented.
The immediate elder brother of the victim, Jeffrey Omejuriowhor-Amadi, said his brother was killed because of his just lifestyle.
He called on the government and security agencies to unravel the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
“We just wake up to see the lifeless body of my younger brother who did not have problem with anyone. He was not a cultist, not a rapist and not also a criminal. We are all surprised, he only stood against injustice
“Security operatives and government must do everything possible to arrest the killers of my brother and bring to an end the incessant killings in this part of the state”.
In another incident, gunmen have killed a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Anebo Amadi in Rumuekini, Obio/Akpor LGA
The bandits ambushed him at his family house and shot him dead.
It was gathered that the Inspector General of Police Monitoring Team have visited the scene of the incident at Alakahia.