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

According to Punch, Hobobo was murdered at his residence on PDP Road, Yenagoa, the state capital. Hobobo until his death 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.

It was gathered that the assassins forced Hobobo’s gate before gaining access to his sitting room, where they allegedly stabbed him several times in the chest. They were said to have avoided using gun to avoid attracting 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 7 am 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 easy going 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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