The Executive Secretary of the Bayelsa state Independent Electoral Commission, Simon Akpen has been assassinated. In accordance with Sahara Reporters, Akpen was shot point blank in the forehead at his residence in Otiotio road, Yenogoa around 10pm on Friday October 10th by unknown gunmen who laid an ambush for him as he returned home from an outing. He died on the spot.
Confirming the incident, the state’s police commissioner, Valentine Ntomchukwu, said it is a suspected case of assassination as no valuable was obtained from the deceased residence after he was killed
“I think, it can be a case of assassination since they didn’t take anything away after killing him” Ntomchukwu said