Yet-to-be identified gunmen have murdered Franklin Obi, an APC chieftain, his wife, and 18-year-old son in their residence in Omoku, Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni local government area of Rivers state. The gunmen have invaded the house at about 9pm on Saturday, beaheading the lawmaker who was the chairman of ward 4 in Omoku. The Rivers state police commissioner, Musa Kimo, has visited the residence and offered his condolences to the surviving members of the family.
He said the killers would have been caught red-handed had the police been contacted as the murders were being carried out. Victory, Obi’s daughter, told the police commissioner she witnessed her father’s murder. Daily Trust reports that the area has recently become notorious for upsurge in killings.