Suspected gunmen have reportedly killed the former traditional ruler of Nkpunado Aguleri in Anambra East local government, Alex Edozieuno, (Mkpunando), and his driver.

It was gathered that the 62-year-old former monarch and his driver identified as Chukwuemeka, were ambushed and killed at Otuocha in the Anambra East Local Government Area of the state on Friday, September 10. Edozieuno was deposed last year after he along with eleven other traditional rulers and oil magnate, Prince Arthur Eze, visited President Buhari, without authorization by the state government.

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Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Ikenga Tochukwu, who confirmed the incident said that the Commissioner of Police, Tony Olofu, has ordered an investigation on the matter. “The Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command, Tony Olofu, has led a team of police operatives to the scene of murder incident along with Ikem Ivife Village by Ezu bridge, Otuocha, Anambra East,” the PPRO stated.

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“He described the incident as man’s inhumanity to man and ordered an 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 10 am 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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