Unknown Gunmen have reportedly killed a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sunday Frank-Oputu, in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.
Nigerdeltaconnect gathered that he was shot in his residence at Bay ridge Road, Kpansia, a suburb of Yenagoa.
His death has sent panic and shock amongst residents of Yenagoa, especially among the political class, who are at a loss as to why anybody would want to kill him.
As of the time of filing this report, details of his death were still sketchy.
Reacting to the development, the Bayelsa State Police Command said the assailants scaled the fence of his residence and shot him through the window, fatally injuring him in the process. He was rushed to the hospital where he, unfortunately gave up the ghost.
In a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Police Command, SP Asinim Butswat, “On 26 April 2022, at about 2300 hours, gunmen scaled the fence and gained access to the residence of Hon. Frank Oputu located at No. 1 Jonah Road, Bay ridge, Kpansia, fired several shots at the Honourable through the window of his bedroom and fatally injured him.
“The injured victim was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa where he was confirmed dead. The corpse has been deposited at the mortuary for autopsy”.
Following the unfortunate death of Frank-Oputu, the Bayelsa State Police Commissioner, CP Ben Olisa has charged his men to intensify efforts to identify and apprehend the culprits just as he has reassured members of the public of the Commands commitment at ensuring the perpetrators are apprehended and brought to book.
The statement further urged members of the public to remain calm and go about their normal businesses. According to the statement, investigation is ongoing.
Middle-aged Frank-Oputu hails from Igbomotoru in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.
Frank Oputu is a strong supporter of the Senator Heineken Lokpobiri whose faction is in court challenging the congresses held in the state last November.
Frank-Oputu, who is a public affairs analyst, was a former Chairman of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) in the state.
As of the time of filing this report, the APC was yet to issue any statement regarding the gruesome murder of Frank-Oputu.
Details later …