Ebonyi Lawmaker Killed By Gunmen In Anambra


A commissioner in Ebonyi State House of Assembly Commission, Barrister Leonard Chibuzor Alegu has been shot dead in Anambra state by suspected kidnappers.

The incident, according to a source, occurred between 9 and 10 p.m. on Saturday at Umunya community in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra state.

The source hinted that the deceased lawyer was travelling from Abakaliki to Onitsha to attend a child dedication in Onitsha when the incident occurred.

It was further gathered that the deceased allegedly stopped at Umunya, along the Enugu/Onitsha Expressway to ease himself when the suspected kidnappers accosted him and in the process of struggling to escape from being kidnapped, the suspects allegedly shot him in the stomach and made away with his vehicle, phone and phones of other occupants of his vehicle who were accompanying him to Onitsha.

Although the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga could not confirm the incident as of press time because according to him, such information was yet to reach the command, the Chairman of Abakaliki Lawyers Association, Barrister Victor Alo told newsmen on the phone that the deceased was rushed to Immaculate Heart Hospital, Umudioka where he was confirmed dead.

Alo who is a legal practitioner based at Nkpor, near Onitsha, also told newsmen that the body of the deceased has been deposited at a nearby mortuary at Awkuzu, adding that they have reported the case at Oyi Divisional Police Headquarters, at Nteje.

He, therefore, tasked the Anambra state police command to endeavour to fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly act within a reasonable space of time


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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