Gunmen kill Ebonyi businessman one week to wedding


Gunmen have killed an Ebonyi- based businessman, Issac Nnaemeka Chukwu, a week to his wedding.

Chukwu, who sold provisions, was killed by suspected assassins in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi state on Monday night.

The deceased, popularly known as Ochudo, hailed from Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

He had concluded arrangements for his wedding to his fiance, Favour Chioma, who was with him when the gunmen and killed him.

A relative, who quoted the fiancee, said that Chukwu was shot at night after closing one of his shops as he made to enter his car.

“He has a shop at International Market where he deals on provision goods. He owns another joint at Chukwuma Ofeke street Ameke Aba.

“The incident according to the wife happened at about 9pm when they have closed shop and about to enter their vehicle.

“Some boys accosted them, first shot into the air, then ordered the guy to lie down and then shot him 3 times, collected the wife phone and left,” the source said.

The pre-wedding pictures with the Fiance have gone viral on social media following his death.

The wedding invitation seen by The Nation shows that the traditional wedding was to take place on April 21 at his fiance’s father’s compound in Amaiyima Ekpelu, in Ikwo local government.

The church wedding was slated for April 23 at Pastoral Centre, Mile 50 Abakaliki with reception at International Conference Centre(ICC) Abakaliki.

Ebonyi Police spokesperson Loveth Odah said she was not aware of the incident.

She promised to get back to The Nation after contacting the Officer in-charge of the area.

She was yet to do so as of press time.

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