Governor Rochas Okorocha places N20m bounty on killers of Imo State APC chieftain

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has promised to  reward anyone with N20 million who has useful information on the killers of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

The governor made the pledge yesterday, hours after Sunny Ejiagwu, the APC chairman in Ideato North Local Government Area, was allegedly killed by gunmen suspected to be hired assassins.

Recall that Late Ejiagwu was murdered four days after he was elected as the APC Chairman in the LGA, along the Orlu-Akokwa Road on his way home after attending a meeting at the APC Secretariat in Owerri, the state capital.

The spokesperson for the Imo State Police Command, Andrew Enwerem, said the police have launched an investigation into the killing.

Meanwhile, the Imo State APC Chairman, Daniel Nwafor, has condemned the killing, describing it as unfortunate and unwarranted.

Nwafor said the murder was capable of causing political chaos in the state.  He called on the security agencies to urgently launch a manhunt for the perpetrators of the act.  He recalled that the deceased had raised fears over his safety on Thursday during one of their meetings, decrying the volatile nature of his local government.

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