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Gunmen Kill Anambra Director Of Public Prosecution, One Izuchukwu, Kidnap Businessman In Okija

Director of Public Prosecution Anambra and vice chairman NBA Ihiala Branch has been shot Dead by daredevil yet be identified gunmen

He was the Secretary General of Okija Progressive Union, Barrister Peter Awa and one Izuchukwu Igwenagha, in the Okija community in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The incident occurred around 9pm on Sunday, May 19, 2024.

Barrister Awa, until his murdêr, was the Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ihiala Branch and also the Director of Public Prosecution, Anambra State.

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A yet-to-be-identified businessman was also kidnãppêd by the gunmen at Nkwo Okija while he was driving home from a function.

Awa, who was also the Chancellor of the Knights of St Mulumba, Okija Sub Council, was killed in a market square in his Umudioka village, while Izuchukwu Igwenagha, popularly known in the area as Onwa, was murdërêd in his Isieke village.

According to the Nation, before the invasion of gunmên in Okija on Sunday, the community was the most secure in Anambra because of its security architecture.

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It was also gathered that neighboring communities were coming to conduct burials and weddings in the town because of the security in place.

The Okija Secretary was elected in 2023 during a town union election conducted by the Anambra Ministry of Local Government, Chieftaincy and Town Union Matters

It was further learnt that there was an attempt to kidnãp his wife, also a lawyer, at Ihiala, which failed.

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It was learnt that the lawyer attended a village meeting a few hours before his murdêr.

A senior police officer in the state confirmed the incident to the publication on Monday.

The source, who did not want to be mentioned, told The Nation that security operatives had already been deployed in the area.

Source : Oriental_times

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