Assailants stab Obiano’s security aide to death

Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra State

The Senior Special Assistant to Gov. Willie Obiano on Security, Azubuike Ekwegbalu, was on Sunday stabbed to death by unknown all assailants.

He was said to have been stabbed to death with a kitchen knife.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday at his residence at the Commissioners’ Quarters, Awka, a high brow area for government officials.

An eyewitness said the late Ekwegbalu, who hails from Ogbunike in Oyi Local Government Area of the state, was a close relation to the wife of the governor.

“He was murdered by unknown men last night at the commissioners’ quarters, Awka. This is barbaric. May his soul rest in peace.

“Security operatives must do all that is possible to bring the killers to justice,” the source said.

Confirming the incident in a statement, the Spokesman of the Police Command in the state, SP Haruna Mohammed, said one suspect, who was seen in the premises had been arrested.

“On Aug. 9, 2020 at about 1:30a.m., there was a report of alleged murder of one Azuibuike Ekwegbalu, aged 43 years, native of Ogbunike in Oyi LGA but resident at the Commissioners quarters Awka.

“Following the report, Police detectives attached to ‘B’ Division Awka led by the DPO, CSP Emma Ogbuanya visited the scene and rushed victim who was found in a pool of blood to COOUTH Awka for medical attention.

“He was certified dead by the medical doctor on arrival while his corpse was deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy,” he noted.

Mohammed said a careful observation on the deceased body revealed stab wounds while a blood stained Kitchen knife was also recovered as exhibit at the scene.

“Consequently, one suspect who allegedly was in the premises has been arrested and the case is under investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident,” he stated.

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  • Sometimes I am left wandering why most Nigerians never look back to seek likely reasons for many of the things happening in the country.
    Have we all forgotten that about this time last year a man walked in to a dawn church service in this same Obiano's Imo and killed about eleven people in cold blood, commando style. The last we heard then was that it had its origin in drug deals that had its roots in South Africa.
    Up till today, nobody has been arrested for the mass murder. Can there not be a linkage between the two dastard incidents? Those concerned should look inwards in order to bring an end to the senseless killings.

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    • We only find our voices when the datard act is committed by herdsmen, anything short of that is not abnormal in Nigeria and particularly Southern Nigeria

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