Secretary of All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA, in Oroma Etiti Community, Anambra West local government area, Julius Chinwuba has allegedly been murdered and his corpse thrown into River Niger.
The deceased, who was until his death, the President General of the community, was said to have been murdered two days to the conduct of the recently gubernatorial election in the state.
The remains of the deceased was discovered by some members of the community. Prominent members of his community have accusing fingers pointed at them. They are accused of having running battles with the deceased wanting him to surrender his political and traditional offices which he was said to have won convincingly.
According to a source, “he had attended a meeting convened by the members of his Umunzu kindred on that faithful day, where he was said to have been clubbed to death before being tied hands and legs together with bags of sand and blocks and thrown into the river”.
It is further gathered that his house was allegedly burnt, and farms destroyed, prior to his death, all in attempt to compel him to surrender both positions of the President General and party scribe, zoned to his kindred, which he won convincingly.
When contacted, the traditional ruler of the community, Igwe Nwozekwe Okeke, regretted that the police in the state were yet to effect any arrest in connection with the incident, expressing the challenge before the community in apprehending the suspects who were presently at large, saying it was only the police who could go after them.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer PPRO, Nkeiru Nwode, said she could not speak elaborately on the matter.
Credit: Daily Trust.