The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has ordered the immediate removal from office and arrest of the political aides allegedly involved in a murder case.
Coordinator Ubeyi Development Centre, Hon. Uche Ibiam, and Mr Ibiam Ogbonnaya Junior (aka Terror), Technical Assistant (T.A) to the Governor Umahi on Security, were allegedly involved in the killing of a staff of the Federal Polytechnic Uwanna.
The incident occurred during councillorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which took place in the 13 LGA and in 171 political wards of the state.
Hon. Uche Ibiam was said to have pulled out a gun to shoot at his own brother, Ibiam Ogbonnaya Junior, popularly referred to as “Terror,” but he dodged and the bullet hit the victim.
The victim, Enyinna Ibiam, was shot to death while trying to separate the fight between the blood brothers; the bullet was said to have hit him, piercing through his nose.
A statement signed by the Secretary to Ebonyi State Government, SSG, Dr Kenneth Ugbala, read:
“His Excellency, the Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Nweze Umahi, has directed the immediate removal from office and arrest of the Coordinator Ubeyi Development Centre, Hon. Uche Ibiam and Mr Ibiam Ibiam Ogbonnaya Junior, (aka Terror) Technical Assistant (T.A) to Governor on Security, for allegedly being involved in a murder case.”
Also according to the statement, security agents in the state have been directed by the governor to carry out a full investigation and prosecute all those found guilty in accordance with the law.
“His Excellency further assures Ebonyians of his continuous commitment in protecting life and property in the state,” the statement read.