PDP Chairman shot dead in Delta

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Gunmen have shot dead a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ward Chairman in Delta State.

It was gathered that the deceased, Paul Onomuakpokpo, PDP Ward Chairman, Olomu, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State, was murdered on Wednesday night along the Ogoni Road near the palace of Olomu Kingdom.

According to reports, assassins ambushed Onomuakpokpo’s and rained bullets on him and his Toyota Camry.

Channels TV reports that he died from gunshot injuries.

The deceased was said to have been returning from a celebration of the victory of the state Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, whose election was affirmed by the Supreme Court in Abuja earlier in the day.

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A source said: “We were at the premises of one of the SAs to the state Governor on Youth Development celebrating the victory of the Governor on the Supreme Court ruling yesterday.

“Late Paul Onomuakpokpo, who is also the tipper unit chairman of the NURTW in Olomu told us he was going to collect money from his colleagues, but within few minutes we heard this horrible news that he has been shot dead.”

Onome Onovwakpoyeya, Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident, saying that no arrest had been made.

He said the police command was still investigating the matter.