Unknown gunmen have assassinated a former Igwe if Mkpunado Aguleri, Edozieuno Anakpulu, in the Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra state.
Naija News reports that the traditional ruler was killed 10 am on Friday morning by the gunmen.
According to reported the former monarch was killed alongside his personal driver around Anyamelu area of the state.
The assassination was confirmed by the Anambra state police command’s Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu.
Tochukwu revealed that the Commissioner of Police, Tony Olofu, has ordered an immediate investigation into the killing.
He 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.
“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, 62 years 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.”
Source: Naija News