Suspended Imo Councillor Killed While Trying To Resume Duty
Unidentified thugs on Monday shot dead a suspended Councillor, Ahamefule Maduabuchi at Umundugba, Isu Local Government Area headquarters of Imo State, while trying to resume duty.
The suspended chairmen and councillors in the state were on Monday said to have besieged the 27 LGAs headquarters with the intent to resume duty.
They were also said to have cited the Supreme Court judgment in a case between suspended Ekiti State LGAs chairmen and the state government wherein the apex court ruled that the governor had no legal power to suspend duly elected LGAs chairmen.
But the suspended chairmen met stiff opposition from the Interim Management Committee chairmen which led to a riotous situation.
A report by Punch quotes a source as saying: “One of the suspended councillors, Ahamefule Maduabuchi, who was trying to resume duty after the Supreme Court ruled that the governor of Ekiti State had no power to suspend elected chairmen in the state has been shot dead.”
Police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, said that the State Commissioner of Police, Olaniyi Fafowora, had launched an investigation into the killing of the suspended councillor.
Ikeokwu said, “Yes, we are aware of the killing of one of the suspended councillors at Isu LGA today but the commissioner of police has launched an investigation into the killing with of view to apprehending the killers.
“The CP had a meeting with the suspended councillors and they have agreed to sheath their swords for now. The area is calm and the state is calm. People should go about their lawful business without fear.”