Gun-wielding men have killed killed a policeman, Prince Iheme, elder brother to Nollywood superstar, Osita Iheme popularly known as Pawpaw, in Imo State.
TheNigerian News gathered that the incident happened on Friday afternoon when gunmen enforcing sit-at-home order in Owerri, Mbaitoli and environs opened fire on the police.
The gunmen also macheted the state Commissioner for Solid Minerals, Martin Eke.
The gunmen who rode in Trundra operational vehicles shot indiscriminately forcing people to scamper for safety.
While Prince Iheme was killed on the spot, the state commissioner for Solid Minerals, Martin Eke, was cut with a machete.
An eyewitness who didn’t want to be mentioned said, “This attack is politically motivated. We just finished at one campaign rally ground and were heading to Ubommiri. Our convoy was attacked at Amawuihe before Ubommiri.
“Prince Iheme was riding in the same vehicle with the commissioner for solid minerals. Prince Iheme who is Pawpaw’s elder brother was killed on the spot. The commissioner who was sworn in two weeks ago was cut badly. He has just been rushed to a hospital. They were driving in a Ford SUV. I pray he makes it,” The Punch quoted the eyewitness as saying.
The police spokesman for the command, Micheal Abattam, had yet to respond to an inquiry concerning the incidents.