Suspected IPOB members kill Anambra monarch suspended for visiting Buhari
The former traditional ruler of Mkpunando Aguleri in Anambra East local government area of Anambra state, Igwe Alex Edozieuno has been killed by suspected Members of IPOB along the Ezu Bridge, Otuocha.
Although the motive of the killing is still sketchy, some people in the area believed it was an assassination. It was also revealed that the former monarch, 62, was killed alongside his driver, Chukwuemeka.
It was gathered that the Royal father was shot in the head and dragged into the nearby bush, while his driver, who was also shot in the head was left in the vehicle.
It would be recalled that Edozieuno was one of the 12 traditional rulers in the state suspended last year by Governor Willie Obiano for visiting President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja in the company of the billionaire oil magnate, Prince Arthur Eze.
Following the incident, his subjects subsequently dethroned him and crowned another traditional ruler.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO in the state, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, who confirmed the incident said the new Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Tony Olofu, had already visited the crime scene.
The PPRO said: “The CP described the incident as man’s inhumanity to man and he has ordered an immediate investigation into the incident.
“The exhibits recovered from the scene of the crime include one Lexus 470 with plate Reg No Aguleri-1 belonging to the victim and some expended ammunition.
“The bodies of the victims have been deposited in a mortuary”.