The husband of a Republican councilwoman in New Jersey, who was gunned down outside her home, wrote a birthday post for her a month ahead of time.
Eze Kings honored his wife Eunice Dwumfour’s birthday one month and a day ahead of her 31st birthday after she was found dead in her car on Wednesday evening around 7.22pm.
On Thursday, he wrote: ‘4th March is your birthday happy glorious birthday in addy my love.’
He posted professional photos where Dwumfour’s wedding ring was visible throughout many of the images. The pair married in November.
Investigators told ABC 7 that they are digging into her husband’s ties to a church in Nigeria, among other things. The mother also reportedly spoke with her shooter moments before she was shot dead, but no suspects have yet been named.
The Republican mother-of-one was found with multiple gunshot wounds and pronounced dead at the scene on Wednesday
On Thursday, he wrote: ‘4th March is your birthday happy glorious birthday in addy my love’
The windscreen of her car was covered as emergency services raced toth the scene of the shooting at 7.22pm
The Republican mother-of-one was found with multiple gunshot wounds and pronounced dead at the scene.
Witnesses claim that the suspected gunman was spotted racing away from the Camelot at La Mer apartment complex, and a 911 call was placed at 7.22pm.
Authorities say that the councilwoman, who worked for a Nigerian-based church group, was the intended target – but have not given a motive.
Friends of the politician said the killing could have been racially motivated as the couple lived in ‘clan land.’
‘We all suggested that she doesn’t move down to that part of Jersey — we call that “clan land,” the friend, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Post. ‘That was a hit. That was an assassination.’
Another friend, Amos Martey, 52, of Ghana, told the Post: ‘I believe color played a role. I believe because she’s a minority. It might be related to her job … I might be wrong, but that’s how I feel. It breaks my heart.’
Her white SUV was seen being removed from the scene by authorities in the early hours of the morning.
Family members told USA Today that she lived at the property with her 12-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.
Her sister Priscilla said: ‘She was always happy, very humble and had respect.’
Currently, there have been no arrests in the case, with Sayreville Police and Middlesex County officials investigating the incident.
Friends of the councilwoman paid tribute to her as an ‘amazing friend’ who ‘loved god.’
Detective Juan Rodriguez and Pastor Doctor Nelia Rodriguez posted online saying: ‘I just saw her this morning at the store.
‘I remember saying to her I’ll see you at the HRC meeting tomorrow not knowing tonight was going to be the end of her life.
FBI are now investigating after Republican councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour, 30, was gunned down in her SUV while driving was shot SEVEN times in the face – as friend says it was a ‘personal attack’
No suspects have been named, investigators told ABC 7 that they are digging into her husband’s ties to a church in Nigeria, among other things
The mother also reportedly spoke with her shooter moments before she was shot dead
‘I can’t stop crying. She was 30 years young and full of life. You will be missed my dear, precious friend.’
A friend told DailyMail.com that she and her family had just returned from Nigeria on a church trip – describing her as ‘bubbly and nice.’
Dwumfour was a Certified Business Analyst and Scrum Professional for Fire Congress Fellowship Inc. and a part-time EMT.
She graduated from William Paterson University and served as a Director of Churches for the Nigerian-based Champions Royal Assembly.
In addition, she ousted the sitting Democrat in the Borough of Sayreville in November 2021, in a shock election win, and was not up for reelection until 2024.
In a statement, Sayreville Mayor Victoria Kilpatrick said: ‘The community is shocked and saddened at the loss of Eunice Dwumfour, who was a dedicated member of our Borough Council who was truly committed to serve all of our residents.
‘The fact that she was taken from us by a despicable criminal act makes this incident all the more horrifying.’
The mayor said that she believes that law enforcement ‘will bring this fast-moving investigation to a quick and successful conclusion and look forward to the identification, arrest, and successful prosecution of the person responsible.’
Sayreville Republican Chair Karen Bailey Bebert added: ‘We remember Eunice for how she lived, not for how she died.
‘She was the embodiment of Sayreville, living the American Dream, overcoming challenges with grit and a smile.
‘And always giving of time and love to others. She embodied Sayreville and will be terribly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her.’
Governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy added that he was ‘stunned’ by her murder and branded it an ‘act of gun violence.’