Following the death of Mr. Paul Onomuakpokpo of Ward 4 Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the local government area, in Ogoni-Olomu community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State, the community was thrown into pandemonium after he was suspected to be killed by assassins.
Mr. Onomuakpokpo died in his Toyota spider car from bullets of the assailants close to the palace of the Owhorode of Olomu Kingdom in Ogoni-Olomu community at about 7pm of the said day.
An eye witness who prefer to be addressed as an anonymous said that Mr. Paul Onomuakpokpo went to visit the councilor representing Ughelli South Local Government Area DESIEC Ward 7 (names withheld) whom he had supplied sand to for construction of a building at Ogoni-Olomu community.
The eye witness who was in the car alongside two others at the time of the incident said after he finalized business with the said councilor, on his way back within 250 meters away from the councilor’s construction site they were block by the assailants who shot directly at the car burnet and the driver’s seat killing Mr. Onomuakpokpo on the spot.
“When they came down to see who they have killed with touch lights, one of the assailants exclaimed that it was a wrong person they shot before they hurriedly went back to their white car and zoomed off”, the source added.
The eye witness who is currently at the Otu-Jeremi Police Station alongside the two other eye witnesses, revealed further that they were four persons including late Mr. Paul Onomuakpokpo in the Toyota Camry car at the time of the incident.
When contacted, Chairman of Ughelli South Local Government Council, Dr. Richard Kofi, condemned the act, describing it as a very sad loss. “Government is saddened by this occurrence and we will do everything possible to fish out killers of Mr. Paul Onomuakpokpo to enable them face the law.
Hon. Michael Oshetigho, PDP Chairman, Ughelli South Local Government Area, also condemned the assassination of Mr. Paul Onomuakpokpo, PDP Chairman, Ughelli South Local Government Area Ward 4 by unknown gunmen.
The party chairman described the assassination of Mr. Onomuakpokpo as shocking and called on the security agencies in the state to begin investigation into the murder case in order to locate his killers.
Confirming the incidence in a telephone interview, CP Hafiz Muhammed Inuwa said the Delta State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has begun investigation into the murder case with a view to arrest the criminals behind the sorrowful act. Suspected Assassins Kill Onomuakpokpo, PDP Chairman in Delta