Abia South Senatorial candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the February 25 National Assembly elections, Chief Chinedu Onyeizu, at the weekend, escaped assassination, as three gunmen invaded his home in Obingwa, near Aba, Abia State.
Onyeizu, who was in the state to attend the burial of late former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Vincent Ogbulafor, in Olokoro, Umuahia, was heading home when he got a call from Senator Darlington Nwokocha, representing Abia Central, and had to branch to the senator’s country home in Isiala Ngwa.
While he was with Nwokocha, the fully armed assassins had gone to his (Onyeizu’) home in Abayi Ohaneze, where they demanded to see him. They had held those seen in the compound hostage, stripped them of their phones and ransacked the house, in what looked like a guerrilla attack, even as they told his aides/relations that they saw him at Ogbulafor’s burial even though they were told he was not in town.
Responding to the threat to his life, Onyeizu wondered who could have sent people to kill him because of the election, which results he was challenging at the Court of Appeal, in Owerri.