The alleged attack on a former deputy speaker of the Abia state House of Assembly, Hon. Chinedum Elechi, by an operative of the Department of State Services (DSS), has infuriated Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.
This Day reports that Elech, the director-general of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign organisation in Abia was macheted by an unnamed officer of the DSS on Sunday, November 13.
In a statement issued by his chief press secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka, Ikpeazu expressed his anger over the development and decried it, adding that the attacker must be brought to book.
Calling on the police commissioner to investigate what he described as an inexplicable display of murderous barbarism, and ensure that the assailant is made to face the full weight of the law, he said:
“The campaign director-general was attacked by an individual who is alleged to be an operative of the DSS in Ebonyi State Command with a sharp machete, leaving him with multiple machete cuts all over his body.”
The governor saluted members of the public and police officers who helped to overpower the DSS operative and recovered the weapon.
Confirming the incident, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, the spokesman of the police command in Abia, disclosed that the attacker has been arrested and that he is in custody.
Ogbonna assured the public that an investigation has commenced so that the command can ascertain the truth of the matter.