Gunmen suspected to be hired assassins on Friday killed the Labour Party candidate for Onuimo Local Government Area in the Imo State House of Assembly, Christopher Elehu.
Apart from killing him, the gunmen also set his country home ablaze and destroyed his property including a motorcycle.
Our correspondent gathered that the suspects struck in the early hours of Friday and shot for over two hours.
It was gathered that the gunmen, who were on rampage, also visited the houses of other politicians in the area but met their absences.
A source who doesn’t want to be mentioned said, “They have killed Christopher Elehu, popularly known as Wasco. Until his death he was the Labour Party candidate in Onuimo Local Government Area. They invaded his house when everybody had gone to sleep and shot for over two hours.
“They killed the man and burnt his house. They also destroyed his property. His corpse was laying on the floor with matchet cuts when villagers gathered in the morning.”
The killing of the politician came just ten days after the LP candidate in a sister LGA, Okigwe, Chukwunonye Irouno, died suddenly.
Irouno who was bid to achor LP’s presidential campaign rally in the state slumped a night to the occasion. He was rushed to Federal Medical Center in Owerri where he was pronounced dead.
The police in the state had yet to issue statement concerning the murder incident.