A chieftain of All Progressives Congress and Commissioner III in the Imo State House of Assembly Commission, Chief Toby Onyekele was on Sunday gunned down by armed men.

wpid-APC-logo.pngThe incident which occurred at Texaco Filling Station along Okigwe Road, Owerri?on Sundaymorning when the decrease reportedly driving on his Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV). An eyewitness account says that the gunmen who were on red Toyota Salon Avalon Car double crossed their victim shot him severally after he had put on little resistance .

The report said that the former local government chairman of Ihitte Ubom was dragged out of his car and shot severally living him on poll of his blood.

The ex-local government boss who a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Owerri where he was confirmed dead.

Onyekele who was in his early 80s was nominated as a Commissioner III in the State House of Assembly Commission by the Speaker of the House, Chief Benjamin Uwajimogu. In related development, a woman and her daughter were reportedly kidnapped along Chukwuma Nwoha?road in Owerri by armed men and they were taken unknown destination??after releasing several?gun shots on the air.

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