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Who was councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour? Slain NJ politician was single mom, new wife

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Dwumfour was gunned down near her NJ home. RLS Media

New Jersey councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour —who was gunned down near her Sayreville home Wednesday — was remembered by loved ones and colleagues as an accomplished newly married single mother who strived to help others.

Dwumfour, 30, was pronounced dead Wednesday night after being shot multiple times while driving her white Nissan near the Camelot at La Mer apartment complex.

Her car eventually came to a stop when it crashed into two parked vehicles, including one witness’ Lexus.

“It took a second before I realized there was a dead body behind the wheel,” the witness told The Post Thursday.

“There was one bullet hole in the passenger door and a bunch of bullet holes in the driver door. Some other neighbors said they saw someone running away with a mask on.”

Locals believe the gunman may have fled via the Garden State Parkway. Around 20 Sayreville officers were seen combing the side of the GSP exit to the Jon Bon Jovi Service Area on Thursday afternoon.

Although officials have not named any suspects, police at the scene later told The Post Dwumfour was caught on video speaking to the shooter just moments before her death

A single mom – and new bride

At least two dozen mourners had gathered at Dwumfour’s parents’ Newark apartment on Thursday. Agonized screams could be heard echoing from the walls as loved ones grappled with the sudden loss.

Relatives told The Post the Republican councilwoman was the oldest of five children in a Ghanaian family, and leaves behind her own 11-year-old daughter.

One cousin, Rita K., said that Dwumfour was married in Africa in November. Her husband, Eze Kings, is a pastor in Nigeria.

“It’s hard to talk about it. It’s so hard. All I can tell you is [Eunice was] a humble woman. She’s very down-to-earth, very collected, laid back,” Rita said.

While Dwumfour’s mother, Mary, was too upset to speak, her father, Prince, said the loss of his daughter was a “big blow.”

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February 3, 2023

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