Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State and the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) have been urged to intervene in the alleged murder in cold blood of the late President-General of Oroma-Etiti in Anambra West Local Government, Mr. Chukwudi Chinwuba, by his own kinsmen.
The elder sister of Chukwudi, Mrs. Chinwuba Udechukwu Mbanugo, who spoke when clarifying a petition the family sent to the Police, expressed shock that three weeks after her brother was killed, tied hands and legs with sand bag and blocks, the Police were yet to arrest the culprits.
She said that the Police especially from Force Headquarters, Abuja seemed to be more than interested party in the matter as they had to carte the case file from Anambra State Police Command, Awka to Abuja with the intention to arrest his younger brother, Chinwuba Chinenye, for authoring a petition to Police on behalf of the family, in which he alleged that a former National Assembly member, Chief Raphael Okeke, had a hand in the alleged murder of his brother.
Mrs. Mbanugo said against the opposition of Okeke and his group, Chukwudi floored their candidate to win the President General of the community but they insisted that he should throw in the towel which he resisted.
She said Okeke group destroyed his brother’s farm and house in Oroma -Etiti, which led to a petition by his lawyer, B.O Nwabunwanne, to the Anambra State Police Command against Okeke, alleging threat to his life among others.
She said the whole thing came to a head when on November 15, 2017, her brother was invited by his uncle, Anekwe Chinwuba, to a peace talk, which turned out to be a plot to kill him.
“Three weeks after his death, no arrest has been made. A man that cried to different levels of police that threats were made on his life but nothing was done and his life was taken from him brutally,” said Mrs. Mbanugo who wept profusely.
She called on all rights activists, lovers of justice and people of good conscience especially Governor Obiano who Chukwudi’s support for his re-election caused him his life, to prevail on the police to immediately arrest those behind this dastardly act.
Stressing that Anam people and Anambra people are not barbarians, she said the only thing that will make the soul of his brother rest in peace and heal the deep wound inflicted on the four children he left, his wife and the rest of his immediate family was to bring the perpetrators to justice.
The Anambra State Command Public Relations Officer, Nkiru Nwode, had confirmed the alleged murder of Chukwudi Chinwuba but said she will not speak more on the matter.
Efforts to speak with Chief Okeke failed as his number was ringing engaged.
Alphonsus Nweze, Awka