By Chidi Nkwopara
OWERRI—GOVERNOR Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, has blamed a resurgence of criminal activities, following Sunday gruesome killing of a serving Commissioner in the state House of Assembly Service Commission, Mr. Tobias Onyekele, on politicians yet to accept the concept of free and fair election.
Onyekele, was murdered by unknown gunmen at Ugwu Orji, Owerri North Local Government Area of the state.
There have been anger and apprehension in the state over new wave of criminal activities, including kidnapping, armed robbery and snatching of cars.
Governor Rochas Okorocha, who condemned the gruesome murder of Mr. Onyekele, called on the security agencies to leave no stone unturned in their investigation to unveil the elements behind the murder, and to ensure that they were brought to book.
Governor Okorocha, while reacting through his media aide, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, said “when the news of the murder got to me, I could not understand why anybody could think of killing such a man and that was why I drove myself to the scene of the incident to know exactly what happened.”
The governor vowed to “give the police all the needed support and cooperation to ensure that those behind this wicked act do not go unpunished”.