A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) councillorship candidate, Elliot Ofa, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen ahead of the March 6 council poll in Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State.
It was gathered that the gunmen abducted Ofa and two other people along the Jesse/Oben road, near the boundary between Delta and Edo State on Monday, January 11.
According to reports, the three were returning from the Office of the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC, in Asaba, the state capital when the gunmen ambushed them, shot and killed Ofa. .
The deceased was the immediate past Supervisory Councillor on Environment of Ethiope-West Local Government Council.
Spokesperson of the Delta State Police Command, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, who confirmed the incident said it happened within Edo State and not Delta.
Some of his friends have taken to social media to mourn him. See the posts below.