Assassins kill Ojukwu’s son amidst confusion as police launch manhunt

From Odogwu Emeka Odogwu

There is confusion everywhere in Awka-Etiti, Idemmili South local government area Anambra state following the hacking to death of the first son of the late traditional ruler of Awka-Etiti, late Igwe Akum Ojukwu, Chukwuma Ojukwu.

Chukwuma’s assassination by yet to be identified persons threw the Community into confusion with accusing fingers pointing in some quarters.

Meanwhile, the Anambra state Police Command said it has begun manhunt of the suspected assassins.

Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the development to newsmen in a telephone interview.

Haruna said: “The case is under investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident and bring fleeing perpetrators to book.”

The deceased, Chukwuma Ojukwu was allegedly killed by yet to be identified assailants in the wee hours of Tuesday in his residence.

The armed men had stormed his residence in a bus and allegedly macheted him, leaving him dead with cuts all over his body.

The deceased, fondly called Agujiugo who lived alone in the premises, was said to have gone to bed hale and hearty on the eve of his assassination.

An indigene who pleaded anonymity, said, “This is what we saw and nobody was around with him to give hint on how he was assassinated”

“He was always alone in that his father’s palace. His mother and siblings never stayed with him in that palace after the death of his father, late Igwe Akum Ojukwu, who was our monarch.

“It is left for the police to do a descret Investigationto expose those behind the dastardly act to face the wrath of the law.”

Authority reported that Chukwuma’s assassination came months after he has relinquished his quest for the throne of his late father , allowing peace to rain supreme in Awka-Etiti.

An indigene of the community who pleaded anonymity said the victim who lives alone in his compound had gone to bed healthy the previous night.

Another Indigene volunteered information, “As you can see fear has gripped us, assassins stormed our community, killed the first son of our late monarch and left unchallenged the way they came. That means security in our community is porous.

“I was told they came on a bus but nobody could say the number of assassins that have shaken this community for two days now, putting everybody in fear of the unknown.

“If the assailants are not fished out that will mean that we will live in perpetual fear of the unknown,” she further stated.

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