The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State on security, Azubuike Ekwegbalu, has been allegedly stabbed to death with a kitchen knife by unknown assailants on Sunday in his residence.
Penpushing reports that, an eyewitness disclosed that, the Senior Special Assistant an indigene of Ogbunike in Oyi Local Government Area of the state, and a close relative of the wife of the Governor was murdered at the Commissioners’ Quarters, Awka, where he resides.
“He was murdered by unknown men last night at the commissioners’ quarters, Awka. This is barbaric. Security operatives must do all that is possible to bring the killers to justice. May his soul rest in peace’.
Penpushing further reports that, the State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed while confirming the incident in a statement, said one suspect, who was seen in the premises, had been arrested.
“On Aug. 9, 2020 at about 1:30a.m., there was a report of alleged murder of one Azuibuike Ekwegbalu, aged 43 years, native of Ogbunike in Oyi LGA but resident at the Commissioners quarters Awka’, he said.
“Following the report, Police detectives attached to ‘B’ Division Awka led by the DPO, CSP Emma Ogbuanya visited the scene and rushed victim who was found in a pool of blood to COOUTH Awka for medical attention. He was certified dead by the medical doctor on arrival while his corpse was deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy,” he noted.
Penpushing also reports that the police spokesman explained that 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 the case is under investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident,” he disclosed in the statement