Tragedy struck last weekend in Owerri, the Imo State capital as a man described as the Chairman ,Imo State Marketers Association by the name Chimeremeze Ofuduru was assasinated by unknown gunmen.
Ofuduru was shot few meters from his residence at She lives at Imo housing estate, Benjamin Uwajimogu close.
While those behind the death are not yet known, but those who spoke to CKN News are pointing at two theories..It was gathered that few days by meeting his death , the successful businessman took some policemen to the hideout of some alleged criminals in the state whom he believed have been constituting a nuisance to the State.
Some of them were picked up by policemen and subsequently released.
Another school of thought believed his death must have been as a result of the lingering leadership tussle among various trade market unions in the State,and someone must have decided to eliminate him.All these are still within the realms of assumption.
It will be recalled that barely a year ago,one of his kids was kidnapped and later released by some unknown gunmen.
CKN News attempt to get the reaction of the Imo State Police Command on the murder was unsuccessful as at the time of going to the press.He is survived by a wife and children.