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Anambra Governor Suspends Local Government Chairman For Alleged Wife’s Murder



By Praise Chinecherem

Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has suspended newly appointed Transitional Committee Chairman, Nnewi North Local Government Area, Hon. Mbazulike Iloka over circumstances leading to the death of his wife, Mrs Chidiebere IIoka, including alleged possible homicide.

Soludo, in a statement by Commissioner, Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Hon Tony Collins Nwabunwanne, said the suspension was to pave way for unfettered investigation and justice.

The governor directed Iloka to step aside while he handed over the affairs of the local government to the head of local government administration on or before August 12, 2022.

The statement reads, “Following the sad news of the death 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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