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BREAKING: Top Government Official Shot Dead In Anambra (Photo)

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Leonard Chibuzor Alegu, Top Government Official Shot Dead In Anambra

Barrister Leonard Chibuzor Alegu, a commissioner in the Ebonyi State House of Assembly Commission, was shot and killed in Anambra state by alleged kidnappers.

The source claims that the incident took place on Saturday night at Umunya community in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra state between 9 and 10 p.m.

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According to the source, the lawyer who died was en route from Abakaliki to Onitsha to attend a child dedication when the incident happened.

Further information revealed that the deceased allegedly stopped to rest at Umunya along the Enugu/Onitsha Expressway when he was approached by the suspected kidnappers.

As the deceased struggled to escape from the kidnappers, the suspects allegedly shot him in the stomach and fled with his vehicle, phone, and the phones of the other passengers in his vehicle who were travelling with him to Onitsha.

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The deceased was rushed to Immaculate Heart Hospital, Umudioka, where it was confirmed that he had passed away, according to Chairman of the Abakaliki Lawyers Association, Barrister Victor Alo, who spoke with newsmen on the phone.

However, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, could not confirm the incident as of press time because, in his opinion, such information had not yet reached the command.

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The deceased’s body has been deposited at a nearby mortuary in Awkuzu, according to Alo, a lawyer based in Nkpor, close to Onitsha.

He also told newsmen that they have reported the incident to the Oyi Divisional Police Headquarters in Nteje.

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Therefore, he gave the Anambra state police command the task of making an effort to apprehend the criminals of the heinous act in a reasonable amount of time.

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