Police arrest Umahi’s ex-aide over death of PDP member

Dave Umahi Ebonyi State Governor
Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State

Police have arrested a former official of Ebonyi State Government who allegedly killed his cousin during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) local government primary in the state.

Ebonyi police spokesperson, Loveth Odah, confirmed the arrest on Friday.

Odah said the suspect, Uche Ibiam, was cooperating with the police.

Mr Ibiam, ex-coordinator of Ubeyi Development Centre in Afikpo North Local Government Area, was said to have killed Enyinnaya Ibiam, during a PDP councillorship primary election in Unwana Ward, Afikpo North LGA last Friday.

Ibiam was said to have clashed with his younger brother, Ogbonnaya Ibiam, who was a technical assistant to Governor David Umahi.

Both brothers belonged to different factions of the party in the ward and local government area.

Reports said Ibiam missed his shot at his brother which hit Enyinnaya who died on the spot.

Umahi, on Sunday, sacked the two brothers, Uche and Ogbonnaya, for their roles in the incident and called on the police to arrest all involved.