- The police have reportedly been told to extend their investigations regarding the death of Anambra governor's security aide to monarchs
- Azubuike Ekwegbalu, Governor Obiano's security aide, was recently killed by unknown assailants
- Police sources said detectives have been asked spread their dragnet on the monarchs who have been embroiled in a major crisis with the state governor
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Detectives investigating the killing of Azubuike Ekwegbalu, a security aide to Anambra state governor, Willie Obiano, have been directed to look in the way of the traditional rulers in the state.
A report by The Guardian cites anonymous police sources as saying that the detectives were asked to spread their dragnet on the monarchs.
Legit.ng gathers that the monarchs have been embroiled in a major crisis with the governor lately.
Reports indicate that the late security aide was discreetly involved in top security surveillance for the state government before his death.
Sources cited by The Guardian indicate Ekwegbalu might have incurred the anger of his killers after he permeated the circle where they were allegedly hatching strategies to cause crisis in the state.
The newspaper states that available intelligence indicates that just a day before the aide was killed, he was spotted hovering around the town where the traditional rulers were allegedly meeting to plan their trip to Abuja to meet with the president.
Ekwegbalu, a senior special assistant to Governor Obiano on security, was allegedly stabbed to death with a kitchen knife.
The incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday, August 9, at his residence at the commissioners’ quarters, Awka.
Meanwhile, about twelve traditional rulers in Anambra state have been handed a suspension letter by Governor Willie Obiano over their alleged visit to Abuja to meet President Muhammadu Buhari.
The monarchs were handed the notice on Wednesday, August 12, with their punishment contained in a letter signed by Greg Obi, commissioner for local government, chieftaincy and community affairs.
The traditional rulers numbering 12 had travelled to Abuja after being invited by a business mogul Prince Arthur Eze.
Prince Eze has been in a running battle with Governor Obiano for a while and the aggression between the two men peaked on the monarchs.
In the suspension letter, the rulers were said to have travelled out of the state without the consent of the government.
Governor Obiano said he is exercising his power as contained in section 10(b) of the Anambra state traditional rulers Law 1981.
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