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Gunmen Kill Monarch, Driver in Anambra



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The former traditional ruler of Aguleri, inAnambra State, Alex Edozieuno, and his driver, identified as Chukwuemeka have been killed by unknown gunmen in the early hours of Friday.

The two victims were said to have been ambushed and killed at Otuocha in Anambra East Local Government Area of the state.

Ikenga Tochukwu, the State Police Command’s Public Relations Office, confirmed the incident to newsmen, saying;

“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.


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“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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