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Anambra: Missing journalist found dead in crime stricken area



Missing journalist discovered dead in Anambra.

A camera man, Mr. Ikechukwu Onubogu, declared missing last Monday, has been found dead.

His body was discovered by policemen at Obosi, Idemili North local government area, which has been described as an environment notorious for criminal activities.

Described as a modest journalist, Mr. Onubogu, was reported to be in his late fifties.

Till his death, Mr. Onugbu was a staff of the Anambra Broadcasting Service.

Reported to have been last seen on Sunday, November 12, Onugbu was said to have received a strange phone call and walked out of the house with his camera without disclosing where was going.

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His body was said to have been marked by bullet wounds.

Mr. Ogbonu’s corpse has been taken to the Amaku morgue, Awka for an autopsy.

Speaking on the journalist’s demise, the MD/CEO of Anambra Broadcasting Service, Nze Uche Nworah, said, “The horrific death of our beloved and hardworking staff, Mr Ik Onubogu has thrown the entire ABS family into mourning.

“IK was a peace loving man and you would never expect that anybody would want to harm him. He was dedicated to his job and would do anything to capture images that will help viewers to make meaning of every developing story.

“We will surely miss him. We cannot speculate at this time the circumstances that led to his death as the police are already working hard to unravel what happened. His death once again reminds us all of the dangers journalists face in Africa in the course of discharging their professional responsibilities.

“Our thoughts remain with his family, particularly his wife who recently gave birth. We ask our friends, colleagues and associates to remember the Onubogu family in their prayers during this difficult time.

“ABS management will release another statement on this in due time”.

Ibukun Josephine Bankole was a Senior Associate at Naija News. A Mass Communication graduate, Ibukun is passionate about journalism especially in the areas of health and child related issues. She loves eating beans, singing, acting and giving motivational speeches. Ibukun is meticulous and has a positive approach to life. Contact me via twitter/Instagram @ibukunbankole_