Skip to main content
Tags: eunice dwumfour | councilwoman | murder | new jersey | arrest | sayreville

Arrest Made in Murder of N.J. Councilwoman

By    |   Tuesday, 30 May 2023 06:33 PM EDT

Police in New Jersey said Tuesday that an individual was arrested in connection with the murder of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour, ABC's WABC-TV 7 reported.

Rashid Ali Bynum, 28, of Portsmouth, Va., was taken into custody just shy of 11 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time and charged with first-degree murder and two second-degree counts surrounding an illegal handgun.

According to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone, surveillance footage caught Bynum running from the scene, with mobile phone records later showing that he had traveled from Virginia to New Jersey.

Bynum is now the top suspect in the 30-year-old lawmaker's fatal Feb. 1 shooting, which occurred inside her car while she was dropping someone off in Sayreville.

Authorities stated that Bynum knew Dwumfour, a longtime single mother who had recently married a Nigerian pastor, from the Champions Royal Assembly Church in Newark. They reportedly worked together at the church.

"The murder has shaken the community and no arrest will bring back the late councilwoman," Ciccone emphasized, not revealing why officials think Bynum wanted her dead.

"There are no words that can be said to you to make you whole," New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin shared. "I did not know Eunice. I wish I had. But I know that she was a public servant."

© 2024 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Newsfront
Police in New Jersey said Tuesday that an individual was arrested in connection with the murder of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour, ABC's WABC-TV 7 reported.
eunice dwumfour, councilwoman, murder, new jersey, arrest, sayreville
211
2023-33-30
Tuesday, 30 May 2023 06:33 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Interest-Based Advertising | Do not sell or share my personal information

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
Get the NewsmaxTV App for iOS Get the NewsmaxTV App for Android Scan QR code to get the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved