Saturday , 24 July 2021

One stabbed to death as PDP supporters fight over money

A supporter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was on Friday’s evening stabbed to death at Umuokorobi Umuobom in the Ideato South Local Government Area of Imo state, following disagreement over the sharing of money released for the rescheduled polls tomorrow.

According to an eyewitness, the politician simply identified as Chief Uzoma, died on the spot, which prompted other party members to set the house of the assailant ablaze.

The eyewitnesses informed that crisis broke out over the sharing formula for the money brought for mobilization for the Presidential and National Assembly polls.

According to sources, the PDP members who had gathered at an unnamed politician’s house waiting for money for mobilisation for the polls started accusing each other.

“The politicians had gathered for mobilisation money but some others accused few persons of diverting the mobilisation money.

“Voices were raised which led one of the disagreeing PDP members to stab one Chief Uzoma to death.

“The death of the politician angered members of the community which made them to burn down his house.”

A detachment from the Police Headquarters in Dikenafai has however restored normalcy.

Efforts to reach the police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu proved abortive.

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