Five people, a People Democratic Party (PDP) leader inclusive, were reportedly murdered by armed men in Anambra State.
The killings, believed to be cult-related, happened at Obi Maduka’s compound within Nodu town square, Nodu Okpuno, in Awka South Local Government Area of the State on Monday, January 2, 2023.
The identities of the victims have been given as Onyiebo Okoye – aka Onwa, Kenechukwu Okeke – PDP chairman in the area), Jude Ebenezer and Obinna Maduka.
A source, who narrated what happened to The Nigerian Tribune, said the gunmen arrived the house in a white tinted Toyota Corolla and immediately gunned down four people who were seated inside the compound.
They were said to have driven off immediately after killing the four victims.
He also added that the victims have been taken to Amaku mortuary by their families after reporting to the Police who came to investigate the crime scene.
It was later disclosed that the gunmen had chased someone into the compound where these victims were seated, and as they did that, they shot at the victims who were seated and being entertained by their host.
Another young man identified simply as Nonso, who recently got married was also shot dead on Monday night, in the same Okpuno.
When contacted, the spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said he was not aware of the incident.
“I don’t have any such report before me. I urge the witnesses of the incident or relatives of the victim to come forward with information that will help police to embark on investigation, please.” he added.