Younger brother to the the Imo State Accountant-General, Obieze Valentine Chukwuama have been shot dead by gunmen.
The murder of the young man by suspected kidnappers have been confirmed the Spokesperson of the Imo State Police Command, Orlando Ikeokwu.
He said in a statement that the Obieze, an oil worker said to be a millionaire, was shot dead after kidnappers earlier made an unsuccessful attempt to kidnap him in his village, Akatta in Oru East Council area of the state.
He said the assailants killed him when he returned to his village for the New Year celebrations.
According to a source, Obiezu was driving a white Toyota Hilux vehicle with registration No. Kogi BJK 527-AA, along the Orlu-Mgbidi Road when the kidnappers accosted him.