Ben Onyechere, the former Media Adviser to ex-governor Theodore Orji, is dead. He died from gunshot wounds.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Onyechere was kidnapped in Ikenegbu axis of Owerri where he had gone to shop.
The source said “the gunmen numbering five trailed Onyechere to a popular super market in Ikenegbu and forced his driver out of his car before they sped off with Onyechere.
“The following day the lifeless body of Oncheyere was found a few streets away from Maris Junction, Ikenegbu Owerri, after he was shot several times. It is sad”.
The source added that the deceased’s driver, who put up initial resistance was shot twice before Onyechere was kidnapped.
The details of the assassination are still sketchy.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in Imo command, DSP Andrew Enwerem, said that he was informed of the incident, but could not confirm the identity of the victim.