Yesterday, two men on a motorbike also known as an Okada shot at one Nnamdi Nsorom, identified as an aide to the Imo West Senatorial Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 presidential and National Assembly election identified as Jones Onyereri.
Nnamdi Nsorom, who is presently in an unstable condition at the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, was at the gate to his boss’ house located behind Concord Hotel in the state capital, when the men armed with a gun reportedly sprayed bullets at the gate, which hit him on the chest and arm.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Imo State identified as Orlando Ikeonkwu, yesterday night informed sources that Mr Nsorom was trailed to the spot by the gunmen.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer in Imo State, the attackers carted away some money found on Mr Nsorom as soon as he was shot.
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He said in a statement:
“The attack was not on Honourable Onyereri but one of his aides. Information at our disposal indicated that he was being trailed and as soon as he was at the gate, they opened fire on him and carted away some money. “The commissioner has ordered a full investigation into the matter and based on the lead, our men are also on the trail of the gunmen.”
Meanwhile, Mr Onyereri has denied having any understanding of money being stolen at the spot, saying the report was strange to him and he did not have an idea of the situation.
Recall that Onyereri was Governor Rochas Okorocha’s major opponent during the senatorial election on February 23, and has vowed to reclaim what he labelled as his stolen mandate.