A former member of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Monday Eleanya, has been shot dead.
Mr. Eleanya, who recently decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress, was shot as he was driving out of his residence on Ada George Road, Port Harcourt, on Thursday night.
He represented Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni constituency in the state legislature between 1999 and 2003 on the ticket of the PDP.
The spokesperson of the Rivers State Police Command, Ahmad Muhammad, confirmed the killing of the politician, who was fondly called “World Bank.”
He said investigations were still in progress and assured that the culprits would be apprehended.
“We’re working assiduously in order to ensure that the culprits are apprehended,” the police spokesperson said.
Mr. Muhammad explained that the police met the deceased already dead when they arrived at the scene of the incident.
He said at the time he was rushed to the hospital, the identity of the deceased was not known to the police.
Also speaking on the incident, the Rivers State Commissioner for Information, Tam Geroge, expressed sadness on the killing of the lawmaker.
He expressed the sympathy of the government to his family.
Mr. George said he could not explain what led to the incident because police investigations were still in progress.