Christopher Hobobo, a former Acting State Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, Bayelsa State, has been assassinated. He was allegedly stabbed to death by unknown assailant in the early hours of Wednesday.
Hobobo, who hails from Agbere town in Sagbama Local Government Area of the state, was reportedly assassinated in his residence on PDP Road, Yenagoa, the state capital.
The assassination of Hobobo is coming within one month after a similar assassination of a Yenagoa-based broadcast journalist, Mr. Famous Giobaro.
Hobobo’s gate was forced open by the assailants before gaining access to his sitting room, where they allegedly stabbed him several times in the chest.
It was learnt that his killers refrained from using the gun to kill the former acting Chairman of the PDP in order not to attract the attention of his neighbours.
It was also learnt that after the incident, family relations and friends, who thronged to the house as early as 7 am invited police.
A team of policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer, Ekeki Division, was said to have removed the deceased’s corpse amidst wailing from sympathisers and neighbours.
Two family members, Desi Tambrebofa and John Gidi, expressed shock over the manner Hobobo was brutally murdered.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Amba Asuquo, who had visited the scene of the crime, assured the family members that the police would fish out the perpetrators of the crime.
The remains of the deceased have been deposited at the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa.