An Abuja APC chieftain identified as Pastor Benjamin Imeogu, was murdered by unknown gunmen along the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Road, Abuja, around 9.30pm on Thursday.
His wife and three children who were with him at the time of the incident, were injured by the gun who shot the Abuja APC Chieftain 5 times on the chest at close range. The deceased was the Chairman of the APC panel, on the conduct of the National Assembly primaries in the FCT.
While the wife of the deceased and one of their sons were critically injured as they also received gunshots with bullets piercing their stomachs, the other two children escaped with minor injuries. Punch reported that Imeogu’s remains have been deposited at the National Hospital’s morgue, while his wife and son are battling for their lives at an undisclosed hospital.
Confirming the incident, Imeogu’s friend, Opeyemi Ogunsakin, said he hugged the late politician after a church service on the day he was killed. Though it couldn’t be confirmed if the attack was connected to the Abuja Municipal Area Council elections in which the deceased actively participated as the Chairman of the electoral committee, however members of the Transforming Church, Galadimawa, Abuja, where Imeogu was a prominent member, have been paying tributes to the late politician.
Ogunsakin wrote, “The pain is excruciating and intractable; we just hugged and left church Thursday evening and the next thing is the call…seeing you lifeless with all those bullets into your heart breaks me.
“You are not just a friend; you are a brother indeed and my political mentor, as I call you. Your love for God and His kingdom is contagious; you are a great believer in Nigeria. What will happen to all our colourful plans to be a leading light in Nigeria’s political sphere of influence?”