Abia tragedy: Murdered Governor’s relative was son’s most trusted aide

Posted by News Express | 17 February 2014 | 5,640 times

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Mr. John Ndubuka, the relative of Abia State Governor Theodore Orji, who was murdered during a reception for the governor on Saturday, was the closest aide of Chief Chinedu, the first son of the governor.

“He was the number one aide of Chinedu,” a source in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, told News Express. “Chinedu trusted him so much. You had to see him before you could see the governor’s son,” the source further said.

As reported last night by News Express, Ndukuba was shot dead on Saturday evening at the venue of a civic reception organised by Ikwuano/Umuahia people for Governor Orji, who is their kinsman.

Reports have it that Mr. Ndubuka met his untimely and tragic death following a misunderstanding with Chief Chinedu Orji, as a result of which Chinedu in a fit of anger reportedly ordered his orderly to shoot the man.

Investigations by News Express confirmed that Ndukuba was shot shortly after he opened the door for Chinedu and closed it after Chinedu entered the car. It could not be confirmed if they exchanged words.

The Abia State Government has confirmed Ndukuba’s death by shooting but exonerated Chinedu, who is known for his temperamental nature and had in the past attracted negative publicity for his brutality. The state police command has launched investigation into the incident.

•Photo courtesy newsbearermagazine.blogspot shows Governor Orji’s son, Chief Chinedu Orji (standing, left) at a public function.

Source: News Express

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