Prince Iheme, the older brother of Osita Iheme, the actor better known as Pawpaw, was reportedly killed by gunmen executing a sit-at-home order in Imo state.
Witnesses, according to Punch, claimed that the gunmen moved in several vehicles while indiscriminately firing throughout the state.
According to reports, Prince was killed in the state’s Mbaitoli LGA while on a motion with Martins Eke, the state commissioner for solid minerals.
According to report, the duo were riding in the same vehicle when gunmen attacked them. A policeman was also said to have been killed.
An eyewitness, who spoke with the punch also claimed the attack was “politically motivated”.
“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,” the eyewitness said.
“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.”
The five-day sit-at-home order was said to have been declared by a faction of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the outlawed group.
The order, which took effect on Friday, is billed to last till December 14.