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Police Confirms Assassination Of Deposed Traditional Ruler Of Aguleri, Alex Edozieuno, Alongside His Driver

by Anita Ogona

Tension in Aguleri community of Anambra State as Unknown gunmen have allegedly murdered the former traditional ruler of  Nkpunado community, Alex Edozieuno, in Anambra East local government area of Anambra state.
The traditional ruler according to a graphic video circulating online was  assassinated alongside his driver identified as Chukwuemeka.

He was in his official car when the attack happened and his lifeless body seen by the bush side. The former monarch had been deposed last year, after he joined 11 other traditional rulers to travel to Abuja with an oil magnate, Prince Arthur Eze, to see President Muhammadu Buhari, without authorization by the state government.

The state police command’s Public Relations Office, Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the incident said the Commissioner of Police, Tony Olotu, has ordered investigation on 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.
“Meanwhile the bodies have been deposited to the Mortuary. Further development shall be communicated.”

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