The brother of Nollywood actor, Osita Iheme popularly known as Pawpaw has been shot dead by gunmen enforcing the five-day sit-at-home order in Imo state.
It was gathered that Prince Iheme, Osita Iheme’s elder brother was shot on the spot on Friday afternoon, December 9, 2022, by gunmen.
Punch Newspaper reported that the gunmen who also macheted the state Commissioner for Solid Minerals, Martin Eke, rode in Tundra operational vehicles and shot indiscriminately, forcing people to scamper for safety.
This pushed businesses into closing early and it was also gathered that roads were deserted as motorists abandoned their vehicles and ran away.
Narrating how the gunmen who wore black killed a policeman at 7Up junction in Orji, an eyewitness told the publication;
“They just killed a policeman now. They opened fire on them and were shouting, ‘There is a sit-at-home. We have asked you to go home. Stay indoors.’”
An eyewitness said;
“This attack is politically motivated. We just finished at one campaign rally ground and were heading to Ubommiri. Our convoy was attacked at Amawuihe before Ubommiri.
“Prince Iheme was riding in the same vehicle with the commissioner for solid minerals. Prince Iheme who is Pawpaw’s elder brother was killed on the spot. The commissioner who was sworn in two weeks ago was cut badly. He has just been rushed to a hospital. They were driving in a Ford SUV. I pray he makes it.”