Micheal Chukwuebuka, Reporting
WARD chairperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogbaku community, Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State, has been shot.
The victim, Charles Oke, was reportedly attacked by the gunmen who ambushed him on Saturday evening, 11th, after gaining access to his compound by scaling the fence.
According to a resident in the community who craved anonymity, the ward chairperson was shot on the leg, and as of the time of filing this report, is receiving medical treatment.
“The PDP chairperson was shot in his house by gunmen who were waiting for him in his compound.
“He was returning home from a function when the criminals attacked him, shooting his left leg.
“Before he could raise alarm and perhaps seek coverage in his house, they already ambushed and shot him.
“The attackers scaled the fence and ran away immediately.
“The victim has been rushed to a hospital where he is being treated.
“Nobody knows why a ward chairperson of an opposition party could be attacked in such a manner,” the community resident said.
PDP’s Publicity Secretary in Imo State, Collins Opuruzor, has confirmed the attack.
He said the party is on top of the matter, adding that they will soon make their position known to the public.