Crime and Security

Gunmen kill Anambra deposed monarch, driver

Gunmen kill Anambra deposed monarch, driver



One year after he was deposed unknown gunmen have killed the monarch Nkpunado Aguleri in Anambra East local government, Alex Edozieuno, and his driver.

The 62-year-old former traditional ruler and his driver whose name was given as Chukwuemeka, were reportedly ambushed and killed at Otuocha in the Anambra East Local Government Area of the state on Friday, September 10.

Edozieuno, the Mkpunando, was deposed last year after he along with eleven other traditional rulers and oil magnate, Prince Arthur Eze, visited President Muhammadu Buhari, without authorisation by the state government.

Anambra police command spokesperson, Ikenga Tochukwu, who confirmed the incident said that the Commissioner of Police, Tony Olofu, has ordered investigation into the murder.

“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,” the PPRO stated.

“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 were attacked by suspected gunmen by 10am along Ezu bridge, Otuocha.

“The exhibits recovered from the scene include; one Lexus 470 with plate registration 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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