Monarch, Personal Driver, Killed in Anambra State, Police Investigation Ongoing

The traditional ruler of Mkpunando in the Aguleri community, in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State, Obi Edozieuno has been murdered.


The former ruler of the Aguleri community, in an Agency report, was said to have been ambushed at Otuocha in the Anambra East Local Government Area of the State, and killed alongside his personal driver, by some yet to be identified gunmen, on Friday.


Agency report also confirmed that “Obi Edozieuno was one of the 12 monarchs suspended by Governor Willie Obiano last year, for accompanying an oil magnate, Prince Arthur Eze, on a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari, without permission from the State government.


The Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, while assenting to the killing of the monarch, and his driver, described the incident as ‘man’s inhumanity to man’ and ordered an immediate investigation of the incident.


He added that,

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the victims, one Mr Alex Edozieuno, 62 years old, a former traditional ruler of Mkpunando 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 Police PRO, Tochukwu said, “the Command has recovered a Lexus 470 with plate reg. No. Aguleri-1 belonging to the deceased; and that some expended ammunition were also recovered from the scene of the incident by security operatives.


Spokesman Ikenga Tochukwu, again revealed that, while the corpse of the deceased had been taken to the morgue, investigation is still ongoing on who actually killed the monarch and his chauffeur.

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