Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has promised a reward of N20 million to anyone with useful information on the killers of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Okoocha said this Friday morning, hours after Mr Sunny Ejiagwu, the APC chairman in Ideato North Local Government Area, was gunned down by hired assassins.
Mr Ejiagwu was murdered along the Orlu-Akokwa Road on his way home after attending a meeting at the APC Secretariat in Owerri, the state capital.
His tragic demise comes four days after he was elected as the APC Chairman in the LGA, Channels writes.
The governor’s pledge also comes as the spokesperson for the Imo State Police Command, Mr Andrew Enwerem, confirmed that the police have launched an investigation into the killing.
Meanwhile, the Imo State APC Chairman, Daniel Nwafor, has condemned the killing, particularly as the deceased had raised fears over his safety on Thursday during one of their meetings.
He however, called on party supporters in the state to remain calm as the security agencies work to ensure the perpetrators were apprehended.