Gunmen assassinate Ebonyi businessman one week to wedding


Issac Nnaemeka Chukwu, an Ebonyi businessman, was assassinated nine days before his wedding by gunmen suspected of being assassins.

On Monday, April 11, gunmen shot Chukwu in front of his fiancée, Favour Chioma Nworie, in Abakaliki, the state capital.

The deceased, also known as Ochudo, was slated to marry Chioma next week in the state’s Ikwo Local Government Area, Ebonyi state.

The traditional wedding was set for April 21 at his fiance’s father’s, Ikwo compound, while the church wedding was set for April 23, 2022.

Chukwu was shot at night after shutting one of his shops, according to a relative who spoke on behalf of his fiancee, according to The Nation.

“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 event occurred at 9 p.m., as they were ready to exit their vehicle after closing their shop.

“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 stated.

Egbo Grace, a former classmate of the late businessman, said he came to her office the day he was slain to check his wedding program.

“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,” she wrote.

“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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