Commissioner urges calm after murder of deposed traditional ruler

Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C. Don Adinuba, has urged residents to remain calm following the murder of a former traditional ruler in the state.

Speaking in Awka, yesterday, Adinuba said the state government was shocked to receive news of the murder of Chief Alexander Edozieuno.

The deceased was a deposed traditional ruler of Mkpunando community in Aguleri, Anambra East Local Government Area (LGA). He was ousted last December alongside 12 other traditional rulers who escorted Anambra business mogul, Arthur Eze, on a visit to Aso Rock Villa without state government’s permission. He joined APC few weeks ago.

“He was killed on Friday, September 10, on Ezu Bridge, Otuocha, in Anambra

East LGA alongside his driver identified as Chukwuemeka.

“It is disheartening that Edozieuno should die gruesomely when crime has been reduced to its lowest level since the creation of Anambra in August 1991,” the commissioner said.

He said Governor Willie Obiano has directed the Commissioner of Police in Anambra, Mr. Tony Olofu, to ensure the murderers are brought to justice.

Police spokesperson in the state, ASP Tochuchwu Ikenga, said no arrest has been made but that the police were on top of the situation. He added that the police were committed to the safety of all residents.

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