Man, Rashid Ali Bynum, arrested for murder of Republican councilwoman married to Nigerian pastor, Eunice Dwumfour
A 28-year-old man, Rashid Ali Bynum, has been arrested for the murder of New Jersey councilwoman, Eunice Dwumfour, who was shot dead outside her home in New Jersery, U.S. in February.
Dwumfor, a member of the Sayreville Borough Council, was the wife of a Nigerian pastor, Eze Kings Akwue, who is based in Abuja and hails from Anambra State. The couple got married in Abuja on November 24, 2022.
Bynum, of Portsmouth, who apparently knew Dwumfour from church, was taken into custody on Tuesday morning May 30, on charges including first-degree murder and two second-degree handgun charges, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone announced at a news conference.
On February. 1, Dwumfour, a 30-year-old mom and church leader, was shot multiple times while she was in her SUV outside her townhouse.
According to Ciccone, Bynum was a contact in Dwomfour’s phone under the acronym “FCF,” which authorities believe stands for “Fire Congress Fellowship,” a church that the congresswoman was previously affiliated with, “which was also associated with the Champion Royal Assembly, the victim’s church at the time of her death.
On the day of the shooting, Bynum allegedly searched online for information on the Champion Royal Assembly church and the Sayreville area, according to Ciccone.