Chairman Imo Assets Recovery Committee Fingers Opposition As Gunmen Kill His Aide


The chairman of Imo State committee on the Recovery of Stolen Movable Assets, Jasper Ndubuaku has fingered the opposition after his aide, Bruno Uchechukwu was killed on Sunday by unknown gunmen suspected to be political assassins.

He was a personal assistant to Mr. Ndubuaku, a former member of the state House of Assembly, Ndubuaku, who also doubles as Speical Assistant (Security) to governor Emeka Ihedioha.

Uchechukwu was murdered on Sunday evening at Cherubim Junction, a popular junction in the state capital.

The 32-year-old, a native of Atta in the Ikeduru Local Government Area of the state, was rushed to a hospital but was confirmed dead by doctors.

Ndubuaku accused the opposition in the state of being behind the killing, stressing that, “ever since the administration of Emeka Ihedioha, came to power, the oppositions have caused series of havocs in the state.”

He expressed concern over the killing, saying it was either targeted at him or done to frighten him on his job.

But he pointed out that he remains undaunted, reiterating his commitment to continue with his assignment for the state despite the attempts to deter him and his men.

He said, “The young man was my personal assistant. I think his killing was done by some people who are trying to hit me or frighten me on this job and I don’t find it funny.

“I don’t know who is behind it but definitely, it should not be far from the opposition. They have done their worst but nothing will stop me. Even if they hit me, as I am dying, my spirit will keep fighting.”

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the killing.

However, he said that investigation by the command would prove if the assassination was politically motivated or not.

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