Armed men kill Nollywood actor Pawpaw’s brother.
When gunmen attacked the Imo state capital, Owerri, Mbaitoli, and other locations on Friday, they killed Prince Iheme, the elder brother of popular Nollywood actor, Osita Iheme.
The assailants also injured the state’s Commissioner for Solid Minerals, Martin Eke.
The gunmen, who rode in Tundra operational vehicles, fired intermittently, forcing people to flee for safety.
The roads were deserted, and motorists abandoned their vehicles and tried to escape.
“Prince Iheme (Osita Iheme’s brother) 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 has 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.”
An eyewitness, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, 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.