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Ex-Gov's Former Media Aide Mudered in Owerri

Unknown gunmen on Sunday night shot dead Ben Onyechere, the former Media Adviser to former Governor Theodore Orji of Abia.


A source told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Owerri that Onyechere was kidnapped around 8 p.m in Ikenegbu axis of Owerri where he had gone with his driver to do some shopping.

The source who spoke under condition of anonymity, said “the gunmen numbering five trailed Onyechere to a popular supper market in Ikenegbu and forced his driver out of his car before they sped off with Onyechere’’.

It is sad, the following day for the lifeless body of Oncheyere to be found a few streets away from Maris Junction, Ikenegbu Owerri after he was shot several times,’’ the source revealed.

The source added that his driver who put up initial resistance was shot twice on the legs before Onyechere was kidnapped.

The details of the assassination are still sketchy as at the time of filling this report.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP. Andrew Enwerem said he was informed of the incident, but could not confirm the identity of the victim.

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