Gunmen suspected to be assassins have killed a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Bayelsa State, Sunday Frank-Oputu.

The deceased was said to be a strong supporter of a suit contesting the legality of the recently conducted ward, local government and state congresses of the party at the Bayelsa State High Court.

According to Tribune, Frank-Oputu who is an indigene of Igbomotoru Community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state was killed in execution-like style around 11:50pm on Tuesday at his Bay-Bridge residence, Yenezue-gene, Yenagoa.

A member of his community confirmed the incident.

He however promised to give further details after a meeting of the family of the deceased is concluded later on Wednesday.

It would be recalled that the Frank-Oputu vehemently condemned the attack of a State High Court where the presiding Judge, Justice Nayai Aganaba, was stoned with plastic bottles by the hoodlums, an incident he vowed to follow up to a logical conclusion before his untimely death.

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