From Paul Osuyi, Asaba
The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the country’s security agencies to thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the death if its legal adviser in Oshimili North Local Government Area of the State, Nnoma Ashiedu, who was allegedly killed by suspected assassins last Friday.
Ashiedu was reportedly murdered around a supermarket at Airport View Junction, Okpanam, near Asaba, the state capital.
Speaking with Sunday Sun on the incident yesterday, APC’s acting Publicity Secretary in the state, Leonard Obibi, described it as unfortunate and urged security agencies, particularly the police, to thoroughly investigate the matter.
Obibi noted that the ugly development was coming barely two weeks after a reported assassination attempt on Senator Ovie Omo-Agege in Warri area of the state.
He said: “We are very worried and pained as a party that these things are already happening when elections, whether local government or general elections, have not even be fixed.
“But we can’t categorically say now if the murder of Ashiedu was politically motivated; it is the security agencies that can confirm if really it was a political assassination. That is why we want to urge the security agencies, especially the police, to leave no stone unturned in unraveling the immediate and remote causes of this murder.
“We are saying this because about a fortnight ago, the senator representing Delta Central on the platform of APC was attacked along with his family members and associates while distributing empowerment packages to constituents in Uvwie council area.
“So, security agencies need to be up and doing to fish out the perpetrators of these attacks and ensure that justice is served to serve as deterrent to others and avoid a return to the evil days when political assassination was rife in the state.”