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Gunmen Kill Ebonyi Businessman a Week to Wedding



An Ebonyi-based businessman identified as Isaac Chukwu has been shot dead by suspected Gunmen a week before his wedding.

Chukwu, who is popularly known as Ochudo hailed from Enyibichiri Alike community, in the Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

The deceased who deals in provisions was allegedly killed by suspected assassins in Abakaliki, the state capital on Monday night.

He had concluded arrangements for his wedding to his fiance, Favour Chioma, who was with him when he was murdered.

A relative, who quoted the fiancee, said Chukwu was shot at night after closing one of his shops.

“He has a shop at International Market where he deals in provision goods. He owns another joint at Chukwuma Ofeke street Ameke Aba.

“The incident according to the fiancée happened at 9pm when they closed the shop and were about to enter their vehicle.

“Some boys accosted them, fired shots into the air, then ordered the guy to lie down and then shot him 3 times, collected the fiancée’s phone and left,” the relative said.

The pre-wedding pictures with the fiancée have gone viral on social media following his death.

The wedding invitation seen online shows that the traditional wedding was to take place on April 21 at his fiance’s father’s compound in Amaiyima Ekpelu, in Ikwo local government.

The church wedding was slated for April 23 at Pastoral Centre, Mile 50 Abakaliki with reception at International Conference Centre(ICC) Abakaliki.

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