Gov. Obiano’s security aide allegedly killed by cultists


Governor Willie Obiano

The Anambra state Government on Sunday said that it will work with security agencies to arrest those responsible for the killing of Mr. Azubuike Ekwegbalu, senior special assistant (SSA) on security to Governor Willie Obiano.

A statement signed by the State Commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba, quoted the police as saying that his death might be a case of homicide. 

The statement described the late Ekwegbalu as a thorough, quiet, unassuming, energetic and dedicated security official whose forte was intelligence gathering. 

The statement reads in part: “The Anambra state Government working with the security agencies will do everything in its power to apprehend those responsible for Mr. Ekwegbalu’s death, as we have successfully done over the years in similar deaths. 

Late Mr Azubuike Ekwegbalu, SSA on security

“He had in the last few months devoted his infectious energy and acute professional intelligence to monitoring cults in various parts of the state following an increase in the menace of young cult members in educational institutions and elsewhere. 

“Mr. Ekwegbalu’s tragic death is a serious setback to the fight against the cult menace and crime generally in the state. 

 “He was not known to most government officials and declined the use of any paraphernalia that could give him out as an intelligence operative.” 

 Gov.  Obiano is said to have commiserated with the Azubuike family over the death of their son.

According to the statement, the governor assured the people of Anambra state of his administration’s  commitment to make the state one of the safest and most peaceful states in the country.


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