An Ebonyi businessman, Issac Nnaemeka Chukwu has been murdered by gunmen suspected to be hired killers just nine days to his wedding.
According to reports, Chukwu was shot dead by the armed men in front of his fianceé, Favour Chioma Nworie, in Abakaliki, on Monday, April 11.
Ochudo as he’s fondly called is from Ikwo Local Government Area of the state.
Chukwu’s traditional wedding was to take place on April 21 at his fiancee’s father’s compound in Ikwo, while the church wedding was slated for April 23, but these arrangements have been shattered by the horror.
A relative who quoted the fiancee, said that Chukwu was shot at night after closing one of his shops and proceeding to his car.
“He has a shop at International Market where he deals on provision goods. He owns another joint at Chukwuma Ofeke street Ameke Abakaliki.
According to the wife, the incident happened at about 9pm when they had closed shop and about to enter their vehicle.
“Some boys accosted them, first shot into the air, then ordered the guy to lie down and then shot him 3 times, collected the wife’s phone and left,” the source said.
One Egbo Grace, a former classmate of the late businessman, said he came to her office to proofread his wedding program the day he was murdered.
“Chai!! What a wicked world?? You were very healthy and happy when you came to proofread your forthcoming wedding program and jotter in my office yesterday that I asked you what the happiness was all about, you didn’t say anything but kept on smiling but I didn’t know it will be your last happy moment with me”
“When leaving my office yesterday after the proofreading, you promised to come back today and give us part of the money so that we will start producing the job as your wedding is in nine days time but late in the night, I received a call from one of your friends that someone shot you in your shop and you’re no more, I didn’t believe it until your wife called me at the early hour of today to inform me of your death
“You were an easy going person and jovial, even in our primary and secondary school days, I had never seen you quarrel with anybody. Chai! Your death hurt me to the marrow. God knows the best. Adieu Isaac. Adieu Ochudo. Rest in peace my classmate.”
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