A former Acting State Chairman of Peo­ple’s Democratic Party, Bayelsa State, Mr. Christopher Hobobo, has been assassinated.

He was reportedly assas­sinated in his residence on PDP Road, Yenagoa, the state capital.

Hobobo, who hailed from Agbere town in Sag­bama Local Government Area of the state, was al­legedly stabbed to death by unknown assassins in the early hours of Wednesday.

The assassination of Ho­bobo is coming within one month after a similar as­sassination of a Yenagoa-based broadcast journalist, Mr. Famous Giobaro.

Hobobo’s gate was forced open by the assailants be­fore gaining access to his sitting room, where they al­legedly stabbed him several times in the chest.

It was learnt that his kill­ers refrained from using a gun to kill the former act­ing Chairman of the PDP in order not to attract the attention of his neighbours.

It was also learnt that after the incident, family relations and friends, who thronged to the house as early as 7am invited police.

A team of policemen led by the Divisional Police Of­ficer, Ekeki Division, was said to have removed the deceased’s corpse amidst wailing from sympathisers and neighbours.

Two family members, Mr. Desi Tambrebofa and Mr. John Gidi, expressed shock over the manner Hobobo was brutally mur­dered.

They described the de­ceased as an easygoing man, saying that the assas­sins had murdered sleep.

The Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr. Amba Asuquo, who had visited the scene of the crime, assured the fam­ily members that the police would fish out the perpe­trators of the crime.

The remains of the de­ceased have been deposited at the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa.

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