The Ebonyi State Police Command has confirmed the killing of One Henry Ezeani Chukwu, a 43 year old indigene of Anambra State purported to be a bodyguard to Dr Ifeanyichukwuma Odii, a People’s Democratic Party Governorship candidate in the Shooting in hotel in Isu, Onicha Local government area of the state. Gunmen had invaded a hotel, popularly known as “Galaxy” in Isu community, Onicha Local Government Area (LGA) of Ebonyi State and killed three persons. A source from the area, said one of the victims was the owner of the hotel, Ogbonnaya Nwadibia, also known as “Galaxy” and two others. A statement signed by the State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Chris Anyanwu and made available to Newsmen said that the incident occurred on the 24th of August 2022 at about 08: 50pm.
SP Anyanwu said that gunshot sounds were heard around Nkwoagu Isu Market square in Onicha LGA, Ebonyi State adding that the Division Police Officer DPO in charge of the area immediately despatched a team of Police operatives to the area. He said that the officers traced the direction of the suspected gunfire up to Home Galaxy Hotel Nkwoagu Isu where it was eventually discovered that unknown armed men invaded the hotel and opened gunfire on people.
The PPRO noted that among the people found with suspected bullet injuries, littered about the premises. Augustine Ogbonnaya Nwadiba, the proprietor of the said hotel, an indigene of Mgbom Amanator Isu. Others include, Henry Ezeani Chukwu, 43yrs, an indigene of Anambra State purported to be a bouncer to Dr Ifeanyi Chuks Odii a PDP Guber Aspirant and Alexander Ekwe Okorie, a 52 year old native of Uhuoke Amanator Isu. SP Anyanwu said that what the officers recovered from the scene were eleven (11) shells of expended AK47 ammunition.
“The victims were quickly evacuated to Amagu Mgbom Health Center where they were confirmed dead and later deposited at the Morgue facility of the Health Center. The Homicide Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department has embarked on a scrupulous investigation of the incident.