The councillor representing Eha-Ulo Ward in Nsukka local government area, Nelson Nnachebe Duhu Ofunwa, has been killed.
This was contained in a release by the media aide of Nsukka LGA chairman, Ejike Okpe, on Monday.
He wrote, “The chairman of Nsukka LGA, Mr Walter Ozioko, and the good people of Nsukka LGA regret to announce the sudden death of Hon Nelson Nnachebe Duhu Ofunwa, who until his untimely demise was the incumbent councilor
“Ofunwa was, on the night of Sunday, July 16th, 2023, attacked, shot and killed by unidentified gunmen at his home in Eha-Ulo in Eha-Alumona of Nsukka LGA.
“The chairman of Nsukka LGA, who received the ugly news with shock, has long ordered a full blown investigation to unravel the mystery and criminals behind the dastardly act. The police have swung into action.
“While he condoles the bereaved family, the people of Eha-Alumona and Nsukka LGA at large, the Mayor condems, in its entirety, the ugly incident. The body of the late Ofunwa has been deposited in the mortuary.”
Meanwhile, police operatives of Enugu Command have arrested one male suspect and a member of the criminal gang alleged to have attacked and murdered the councillor.
The state PPRO, Daniel Ndukwe, stated this this afternoon.