‘This case is our No. 1 priority.’ Prosecutor says community not in danger after killing of Sayreville council member

Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone says all of her detectives are working on the case.

News 12 Staff

Feb 8, 2023, 11:13 PM

Updated 532 days ago


The Middlesex County prosecutor says that the public is not in danger, even though the person who killed a council member from Sayreville remains at large.
Sayreville Council Member Eunice Dwumfour, 30, was shot multiple times while she sat in her SUV outside of the Camelot at La Mer complex where she lived. Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone has not given any interviews on the case since Feb. 1, but News 12 New Jersey tracked her down following an unrelated event in Perth Amboy on Wednesday.
“We will solve the case,” Ciccone said. “There is not an ongoing threat to the community.”
When asked if she believed that Dwumfour was targeted, Ciccone replied, “I don’t believe so, right now.”
Newly released surveillance video appears to show the suspected gunman running away after the shooting.
New Jersey State Police Superintendent Col. Pat Callahan says that he has seen the video. “At this juncture we do not have a suspect in that case," he said.
Gov. Phil Murphy said that it was his opinion that Dwumfour was not targeted because she was a politician. News 12 spoke with the governor after a bill signing at a Woodbridge supermarket.
“I’ve heard nothing that would imply it’s politically motivated,” Murphy said.
Ciccone says that all people and all facets of Dwumfour’s life have been interviewed.
Family members told News 12 that Dwumfour's husband, Eze Kings, is currently in Nigeria. Ciccone would not say whether he's been interviewed by investigators.
Parishioners at the Newark church where Dwumfour and Sayreville Council President Christian Onohua were on the business side told News 12 that their phones were seized by investigators. Ciccone would not confirm if her office is looking at anything connected with the church.
“This case is our No. 1 priority. There is no expense being spared. We have all our detectives working on it,” Ciccone said.
Ciccone explained her reluctance to hold a news conference following the slays is because she believes press statements are more respectful to the victim’s family.
Dwumfour’s family attended a memorial service Wednesday evening honoring Dwumfour.

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