The younger brother of the chief accountant Imo, who returned home for Christmas, is killed.
The younger brother of the state accountant Imo, Valentin Obiezu, was killed and the state police began to search for the militants.
The victim, identified simply as Obieza, turned out to be a millionaire and senior oilman from Warri, Delta State, and that his Sunday murder caused panic in Imo State.
PUNCH Metro learned that the victim returned home to celebrate Christmas and New Years and died untimely in his home state.
While some link the incident to politics due to his brother’s whereabouts, others believe the kidnapping operation went wrong.
Our reporter learned that the victim was killed after gunmen unsuccessfully attempted to kidnap him from his village of Akatta in the Oru local government area in Imo State.
It became known that the victim was driving a Toyota Hilux van when the gunmen tried to kidnap him.
“They didn’t even wait for him to stop and get out of the car before opening fire on the car. They just pushed him out of the car and left with her. “ a source in the village said.
When contacted, a spokesman for the Orlando State Police Ikeokwu said he was not informed of the incident.
But a senior police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told our reporter that the Orlu district command had begun action to arrest the fleeing militants.