A community in Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta state, was on Wednesday thrown into a state of mourning following the killing of another chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the state, Comrade Ovie Wisdom Iroro by suspected assassins.
It was gathered that Comrade Ovie Wisdom Iroro was killed at his residence in Abraka while taking his bath in one of his uncompleted flats in his building.
According to the source: “He was dragged to a nearby bush by the assassins who shot him severally before he finally gave up the ghost at about 10pm of the said day”.
The victim until his death was a staunch member of the PDP media team in Ethiope East Local Government Area and was part of those that campaigned vigorously during the last general election for all PDP candidates in the area.
It could be recalled that about one week ago, Ughelli South Local Government Area Ward 4 chairman of the PDP, Comrade Paul Onomuakporkpo was killed by yet to be identified gunmen close to the palace of the Owhorode of Olomu kingdom in Ogoni-Olomu community.
Meanwhile, no one can confirm if both incidents are connected, although a reliable source at the Abraka Police Station told said his death may be connected with his dealings with Yahoo Boys but they are seriously investigating and looking into what may have led to his assassination.
When contacted, Chairman of Ethiope East Local Government Council, Chief Mrs. Faith Majemite, while confirming the incident, condemned the act in strong terms, saying it was suspected assassins that killed him as they didn’t take anything from him.
She said: “I have called the DPO of Abraka Police Station who promised me that the anti-cult department of the police will work with the local vigilante in the area to ensure that the perpetrators of the dastardly act are brought before the law”
“The death of young promising Comrade Ovie Wisdom Iroro is so painful. The parents are still very young. And his wife was delivered of a baby one or two months ago. He even came to my office two days ago but he couldn’t see me before he left”, she lamented.