Gunmen are reported to have shot dead the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ward 4 (Olomu Ward 1) in Ughelli South council area of Delta state, Paul Onomuakpokpo.
According to a report by The Nation, it was reported that the incident occurred about 7pm on Wednesday, along Ogoni Road, near the palace of Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom.
Onomuakpokpo was said to have died on the spot he received several bullets from his assailants.
His vehicle, a Toyota Camry, also bore bullet marks. The Nation reported that the hoodlums fired sporadically into the air and ensured that the victim died before leaving the scene.
The Delta State Police Command confirmed the tagedy.
The commissioner of police, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa said, “it is true. The corpse has been deposited in a morgue. And we are investigating the matter.”