Damian Ali, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress APC, was reportedly battered to death by a pharmaceutical store owner in Owerri, Imo state capital over the weekend.
The state police command spokesperson, SP Orlando Ikeokwu confirmed the deceased was attacked by the owner of a pharmacy and his staff when he attempted parking his car in front of their shop at Umuguma Roundabout.
The deceased who had no intention of buying anything from the pharmacy, tried to park his vehicle and upon him asking the worker in the pharmacy that he wanted to do something close the shop. The refusal of the pharmacy workers to allow him park his car led to an argument which caused a fight between them.
Ali was said to have collapsed helplessly at the scene of the incident and was later confirmed that he’s passed on.
Ikeokwu stated that the suspect reported himself to the police, adding that the state commissioner of police, Olaniyi Fafowora, had requested for a thorough investigation into the incident.