Gunmen ambush, kill deposed Anambra monarch, driver

Posted by News Express | 11 September 2021 | 2,167 times

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•Murdered ex-monarch Alex Edoziuno




Deposed traditional ruler of Aguleri, in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State, Alex Edoziuno, and his driver, identified as Chukwuemeka, were on Friday allegedly killed by gunmen.

Information has it that the two were ambushed and shot dead along Ikem Ivife Village by Ezu Bridge, Otuocha, also in Anambra East council area.

The late Monarch lost his throne last year after his trip to Abuja with 11 other traditional rulers with business mogul, Prince Arthur Eze, to see President Muhammadu Buhari, without State Government authorisation.

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ikenga Tochukwu, said the Commissioner of Police, Tony Olofu, has ordered investigation into the matter.

His words: “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.

“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.

“Meanwhile the bodies have been deposited to the Mortuary.

Further development shall be communicated.”

While regretting the incident, Ikenga described the incident as man’s inhumanity to man.

Source: News Express

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