Ugochukwu Nwosu was a former candidate for the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the Abia-North constituency in the 2015 general election.
He was neutralized in Lagos State in his own residence by an assailant.
Ugochukwu was reportedly stabbed by a suspected armed robber at his residence in Ikorodu.
Vanguard Nigeria learned that the victim, despite his injuries, overpowered and apprehended the suspect.
He gave up the ghost shortly after he was rushed to a private hospital in the area.
His driver, one Obinna, said he and his boss were awoken by the sound of falling crates around 3am on Thursday, December 1.
According to Obinna, “On the day of the incident, my boss and I were the only ones at home.
“At about 3am, we heard the sound of empty crates of drinks in the compound falling.
“My boss, who was still working on his laptop in the living room, decided to go out to check what was happening.
“I quickly ran out and behold, I saw my boss in a brawl with a man. My boss was bleeding in his right hand.
“I joined him and we overpowered, disarmed and tied up the intruder.
“Afterward, I noticed that my boss was about passing out.
“I immediately drove him to a private hospital, but he had lost a lot of blood.”
The intruder, Dolapo Olajiru, said he was a robber, adding that he had stabbed the victim while they struggled.
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident.
“The command received an emergency call about the robbery and our operatives rushed to the scene.
“Unfortunately, the man had been stabbed. One of the suspects was arrested.
“Investigation is ongoing and efforts are on to arrest other members of his gang.”
Ugochukwu was a first class graduate of Chemical Engineering of the University of Port-Harcourt.
He also bagged a Masters degree in Chemical Analysis from Harvard University.