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Suspected assassins kill Gov’s aide, found dead at home

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SUSPECTED assassins murdered Senior Special Assistant to Gov. Willie Obiano on Security, Azubuike Ekwegbalu yesterday morning at his residence in Commissioners Quartres, Awka.

  A statement released by Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Anambra State, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident.

  “On Sunday, August 9, 2020, at about 1:30am, there was a report of alleged murder of one Azuibuike Ekwegbalu, male, aged 43 years; native of Ogbunike in Oyi LGA of Anambra State, but resident at the Commissioners Quartres, Awka.

  Following the report, police detectives attached to ‘B’ Division, Awka, led by the CSP Emma Ogbuanya, visited the scene and rushed the victim, who was found in a pool of his blood, to Chukwemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Awka, for medical attention, where he was certified dead by the medical doctor on arrival. Corpse was deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy.

  Meanwhile, 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 case is under investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident.”

  The late Azubuike Ekwegbalu was from Ogbunike in Oyi LGA, and a younger brother to the wife of the governor.

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