Unknown gunmen have killed Alex Edozieuno (Mkpunando), the former traditional ruler of Nkpunado Aguleri in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State.
It was said that the 62-year-old former monarch and his driver simply identified as Chukwuemeka, were ambushed and killed at Otuocha in the local government area on Friday.
Edozieuno was deposed in 2020, after he alongside eleven other traditional rulers and oil magnate, Arthur Eze, visited President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja without the permission of the state governor, Willie Obiano.
Ikenga Tochukwu, spokesperson of the Anambra State police command, who confirmed the incident, said the commissioner of police in the state, Tony Olofu, has ordered an investigation into the matter.
“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,” Tochukwu stated.
“He described the incident as man’s inhumanity to man and ordered 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.”