The legislative aide of Ebonyi House of Assembly Deputy Speaker, Kingsley Obasi, was yesterday shot dead by armed robbers
The deceased who was the legislative assistant to Ebonyi Deputy Speaker, Obasi Odefa, was trailed on his way home by his attackers on Wednesday night.
One of his colleagues, Thomas Eluu, who is the legislative aide to Deputy Leader of the House Kingsley Ikoro, confirmed the incident on his Facebook wall Wednesday night.
He wrote, “My colleague at Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Kingsley Obasi, who happens to be a Legislative Aide to The Deputy Speaker was shot dead today by unknown men.”
The deceased as gathered was said to be planning his wedding and his killers also made away with his bag containing money, his wedding invitation cards and other valuables.
A member of the deceased’s family, who reacted to the ugly incident on Thursday described the incident as robbery gone bad.
The source who didn’t want his name on printed stated, “Yes, he was the one. I don’t think it was politically motivated. I think it was a case of robbery gone bad”. The armed robbers accosted the victim and collected his bags containing his wedding invitation cards.
“As the robbers were about to move, he was said to be shouting ‘it is armed robbers oo .It is armed robbers ooo’, then they shot him”
Police spokesman in the state, DSP Loveth Odah, confirmed the incident. She said the Command has begun investigation into the incident with a view to arresting the culprits