Sunny Ejiagwu, the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chairman in the Ideato North Local Government of Imo State, has been shot dead by gunmen.
The chairman, popularly known as Ohaneze, was among one of the 27 council chairmen inaugurated on Monday by Daniel Nwafor, the new chairman, after the party held a rescheduled election.
Dasuki Galandanchi, the state Commissioner of Police, told The Punch that the corpse had been deposited in a mortuary. He said the Ohaneze was murdered along the Akokwa Road in Ideato North.
Galandanchi said the police is investigating the crime.
Nwafor condemned the incident saying politically-motivated killings had no place in democracy. He said he was told the deceased had tried to escape but had fallen into a gutter where his assailants shot him dead.
He called on Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector-General of Police, to prevail on the commissioner to ensure that the culprits are brought to book.