PORT HARCOURT – A member of the Legislative Assembly of the Akuku-Toru Local Government of Rivers State, Sotonye Melford Georgewill, was on Sunday, March 2, 2014 night stabbed to death in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
According to reports, Georgewill was stabbed to death around 8.45 p.m. at his residence on Accra Street, Port Harcourt.
An eyewitness said Georgewill was stabbed to death as he approached a vehicle that was parked in front of his house.
Georgewill was a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and represented Ward 2 as a councillor.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the councillor, who is survive by a wife and two children, came out of his residence to meet an unidentified person that called him on the telephone.
His assailants, it was learnt, shot into the air to scare passersby away before zooming off with their Toyota Camry vehicle.
The source said, “Georgewill came out of his house after someone called him on his telephone and said he was waiting in front of the house.
“But two men came out of the car and one of them stabbed him on the chest and he fell on the ground immediately. The killers then shot into the air to scare people away before escaping.”
He expressed suspicion that the murder of the councillor could be politically motivated, saying nothing was stolen from the deceased.
Georgewill, according to one of his relatives, lived in his grandfather’s house in Old Port Harcourt Town before he met his untimely death.
When contacted, the State Police Public Relations, Mr. Ahmad Mohammad, said he was not in town and could not speak on the matter.