Ex-lawmaker, who recently decamped to APC, shot dead in Port Harcourt

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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.”

Monday Eleanya
Monday Eleanya

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.


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  • Man_Enough

    Let’s start seeing people behind bars.

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    Serves the decampee right. How I wish all turncoats like him would suffer the same fate. The time has come for politics of ideology and principle to be entrenched in Nigeria.

    • Emmy

      You must be an animal. A fellow human being was shot dead by beasts and all you could say is it serves him right. Where is your milk of human kindness?

      • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

        Your parents are animals.

        • David Musaed

          Omoole not omooba you are really an animal to say such thing. Who are you to wish anyone dead. We will all be gone one day remember either we are good or bad.

      • Abdulazeez Oyibo

        Even animals would protest to be compared with the perpetrators of this heinous crime.

    • Sir Demo

      Do any group has monopoly of violence? As you live you shall die! As you wish for other you shall reap

  • thirdforce

    Have police question the governor

  • ojays

    Result of licence to kill given to Wike by Almighty Supreme court. Its saddening that this happened. I bet if Wike was not given license to kill this won’t happen.