Former Anambra monarch, driver assassinated by gunmen
The former traditional ruler of Aguleri, Anambra State, Alex Edozieuno, and his driver, Chukwuemeka have been gruesomely killed by some unknown gunmen.
It was gathered that the duo were waylaid and killed at Otuocha, Anambra East Local Government Area in the early hours of Friday.
Edozieuno was dethroned last year after he eleven other monarchs with an oil magnate, Prince Arthur Eze, to visit President Muhammadu Buhari, without taking permission from the government.
The Anambara police command’s Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the incident to newsmen, adding that the Commissioner of Police, Tony Olofu, has already ordered an investigation into the matter.
The PPRO said, “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 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 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.”