Gunmen on Friday Night February 15 shot dead Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa’s hitman, Lawrence Akpomiemie a.k.a, Ngozi in Ekpan Community in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.
This is coming in the heels of clash between the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP and the All Progressives Congress, APC in Effurun.
The Special Assistant on Youth Development to the Delta State Governor was returning from an outing on his Toyota Camry with Registration Number: EFR 965 SN with his girlfriend(name unknown) on Friday night when the gunmen ambushed him.
He was shot severally in his chests by the gunmen who watched him breath his last before deserting the scene after riddling his vehicle with bullets.
It was not clear if Ngozi’s girlfriend was also killed at the scene.
The incident however, made some youths loyal to some rival politicians in the area rented the air.
The incident has caused serious tension in the area as Security Operatives particularly Soldiers took over the Community.
Although, no arrests have been made, the remains of the Governor’s hitman is still lying dead on a major road in Ekpan Community.
The Ekpan Community Chairman, Barr. Innocent Onyekachi Akpotedja-Adjenughure in a text message confirmed the report to The Liberator Newspaper.
The text message reads,”Yes. He was assassinated yesterday. No details yet.”
The Delta State Acting Police Public Relations, ASP Oriseweje Chuks in a chat with Our Correspondent said,”I am still investigating the matter. Let me reach the DPO and get back to you.”
The Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah said,”Am far away in Asaba now. I will find out. I don’t know the information now. Let me find out.”
It would be recalled that some powerful politicians in Delta State facilitated the release of the late Ngozi who was known to be notorious from the Ogwashi-Uku prisons before he was appointed by Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa.
The Liberator reports that with the death of Ngozi the coast is now clear for a Senatorial Candidate in Delta Central Senatorial District to contest while his rival, a woman has been left in rude shock.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Delta State Governor, Mr. Ehiedu Charles Aniagwu said,”Am yet to get the details of that. You know we are in Asaba but let me find out and get back to you.”