A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State has been murdered by some suspected assassins.

Herbert Nwaneji, one of the executive members at the ward level of PDP, Egwedu-Atta, in Njaba Local Government Area, left his house at about 6:58pm on Friday and did not return.

His lifeless body was discovered by some farmers on Sunday inside a bush.

A source in the area told reporters that Nwaneji ‘s motorcycle was found a few meters away from where his corpse was abandoned.

"The man was to eat his food before going out but when he got a call for a meeting he said he was rushing to the meeting.

"Nwaneji, entered his motorcycle and drove off. After about two hours or there about that time it was getting late, the family members started calling his phone. Before you know it was switched off.

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“We got a call on Sunday that his body was dumped in the bush somewhere around Nkume.”

Speaking on the ugly development, the Imo state Police ( PPRO) Ikeokwu, said: “We are still looking at the cause of death. We have not been able to ascertain the cause of death as it is now.

“The case was reported to us as sudden and unatural death. But he has bruises on his back. His motorcycle was recovered somewhere in the bush different from where his corpse was found.

“We are still the suspected murder. For now the details is still sketchy. The matter was reported to the police on Sunday.”