Gunmen kill Ebonyi deputy speaker’s aide

A legislative aide in Ebonyi House of Assembly identified as Kingsley Obasi has been killed by gunmen.

The deceased, Obasi is the legislative assistant to Ebonyu Deputy Speaker, Obasi Odefa.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the gunmen trailed Obasi on Wednesday night while he was on his way home before killing him.

Reacting to the development, Thomas Eluu, one of his colleagues who is the legislative aide to Deputy Leader of the House Kingsley Ikoro confirmed the incident on his Facebook wall Wednesday night.

“My colleague at Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Kingsley Obasi, who happens to be a Legislative Aide to The Deputy Speaker shot dead today by unknown men,” he wrote.

It was also learnt that the victim was planning his wedding before the tragic incident.

It was further gathered his killers also made away with his bag containing money, his wedding invitation cards and other valuables.

A member of the decessed’s family in Abakaliki, onThursday morning also confirmed the death.

The source described the incident as robbery gone bad.

The family source, who pleaded for anonymity said: “Yes ,he was the one .I don’t think it was politically motivated. I think it was a case of robbery gone bad”.

The source said the armed robbers accosted the victim and collected his bags containing his wedding invitation cards.

“As the robbers were about to move, he was said to be shouting ‘it is armed robbers oo .It is armed robbers ooo’, then they shot him”

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