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Regional News of Friday, 12 August 2022


Soludo suspends LG Chairman over alleged killing of wife

Charles Chukwuma Soludo is the new governor of  Anambra State Charles Chukwuma Soludo is the new governor of Anambra State

Anambra State governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has suspended Hon Mbazulike Iloka, the transition committee chairman of Nnewi North Local Government Area over the circumstances that led to the death of his wife on Sunday morning.

Iloka’s wife, Chidiebere, was said to have slumped and died on Sunday morning, after serving her husband breakfast.

However, those who know the couple insist that the LG Chairman may have killed his wife as he has a record of consistently battering her.

It is reported that a huge wound was discovered on her head as signs of violence were also found on her body. This has led to a public outcry over her death.

In a letter of suspension, which was signed by Anambra State Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affair, Tony Collins Nwabunwanne, the chairman was asked to hand over to the head of Local Government administration, to avoid interfering in investigation.

The letter read: “Following the sad news of the death of your wife, late Mrs Chidiebere Iloka on 7th August 2022, there have been a massive outcry over the circumstances leading to her death, including alleged possible homicide.

“While you are presumed innocent until the completion of investigations, it has become imperative that you step aside to allow unfettered investigation and justice.

“Consequently, you are directed to step aside and to hand over the affairs of the local government to the head of local government administration, not later that 12th August 2022, until further notice.”

Iloka has only recently been appointed chairman of the local government. He has only been in office for about a week before his eventual removal.


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