A former Igwe of Mkpunado Aguleri has been assassinated by unknown gunmen.The gunmen killed Igwe HRH Alex Edozieuno Anakpulu on Friday evening.
Eyewitness reports reveal that he was shot dead alongside his personal driver around Otuocha in the Anambra East Local Government Area of the state in the early hours of Friday. Edozieuno was part of some traditional rulers deposed by the state governor, Willie Obiano, last year. The state police command’s Public Relations Office, Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the incident, saying the Commissioner of Police, Tony Olofu, has ordered an investigation into the matter.The PPRO said, “The Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command , Tony Olofu, has led a team of police operatives to the scene of murder incident along Ikem Ivife Village by Ezu bridge, Otuocha, Anambra East.”
“He described the incident as man’s inhumanity to man and ordered immediate investigation into the incident.”
“Preliminary investigation reveals that the victims, one Mr Alex Edozieuno, 62yrs old, a former traditional ruler of Nkpunado Community Anambra East LGA and his driver Chukwuemeka( other names yet to be identified) were attacked by suspected gunmen by 10am along Ezu bridge, Otuocha.”
“The exhibits recovered from the scene include; one Lexus 470 with plate reg No Aguleri-1 belonging to the victim and some expended ammunition.”This shocking development is coming amidst the rising insecurity and high profile assassinations in the South-eastern part of the country.It can be recalled that the Managing director of the Scientific Equipment Development Initiative, SEDI, Professor Simon Ndubuisi was also killed under similar circumstances in July this year.
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