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Unknown gunmen have assassinated a former Igwe of , Ejes Gist News can authoritatively reports.

According to eyewitness accounts, he and his driver were shot and killed in the early hours of Friday around Otuocha in the Anambra East Local Area of the state.

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Edozieuno was also one of the traditional rulers deposed by the state governor, Willie Obiano, last year, according to this newspaper. Ikenga Tochukwu of the state police command’s Public Relations Office confirmed the incident, saying that Commissioner of Police Tony Olofu has ordered an investigation.

“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.”

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“He described the incident as a case of man’s inhumanity to man and demanded an immediate investigation.”

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the victims, Mr Alex Edozieuno, 62, a former traditional ruler of Nkpunado Community in Anambra East LGA, and his driver Chukwuemeka (other names yet to be identified) were attacked by suspected gunmen along Ezu bridge in Otuocha.

“Among the exhibits recovered from the scene are the victim’s Lexus 470 with plate number Aguleri-1 and some spent ammunition.”

This shocking development occurs in the context of rising insecurity and high-profile assassinations in the country’s south-eastern region.

Professor Simon Ndubuisi, the Managing Director of the Scientific Equipment Development Initiative, SEDI, was killed in similar circumstances in July of this year.Igwe Edozieuno of Mkpunado Aguleri

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