Gunmen kill Ebonyi businessman one week to wedding

Written by on April 13, 2022

Gunmen have killed an Ebonyi- based businessman, Issac Nnaemeka Chukwu, a week to his wedding.

Chukwu, who sold provisions, was killed by suspected assassins in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi state on Monday night. The deceased, popularly known as Ochudo, hailed from Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

He had concluded arrangements for his wedding to his fiance, Favour Chioma, who was with him when the gunmen  killed him.

A relative, who quoted the fiancee, said that Chukwu was shot at night after closing one of his shops as he made to enter his car. The wedding invitation shows that the traditional wedding was to take place on April 21 at his fiance’s father’s compound in Amaiyima Ekpelu, in Ikwo local government.

The church wedding and reception was slated for April 23 at International Conference Centre(ICC) Abakaliki.

Ebonyi Police spokesperson Loveth Odah said she was not aware of the incident.

She promised to get back to newsmen after contacting the Officer in-charge of the area.

She was yet to do so as of press time.


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