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General News of Sunday, 19 March 2023


Ebonyi PDP Chairman beaten to death by thugs

The late Mr Peter Nweke The late Mr Peter Nweke

The police command in Ebonyi has confirmed the killing of Mr Peter Nweke, the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ezza North Local Government Area of the state during Saturday’s election.

This was made known by SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, the state Police Public Relations’ Officer in a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abakaliki.

According to Onovwakpoyeya, the deceased was beaten to death by some thugs during the election.

“The DPO and his team tried to rescue him, but he was confirmed dead by doctors on duty when they got to the hospital,” she said.

A PDP Chieftain in the area, Mr Innocent Nomeh noted that Nweke was killed after he was threatened by some thugs in the area.

Nomeh, also PDP House of Assembly Candidate for Ezza North constituency described the incident as shocking and barbaric.

“He was killed after being threatened by some thugs.

“Some hours after being threatened, they traced him and took him to an isolated area, where they killed him.

“It is so unfortunate that such a young man will die because of election. I want the security agencies to depen investigations to fish out, whoever wae involved in killing,” he said.