Anambra Govt Takes Tough Decision Over Appointment of LG Committee Chairman Accused of Killing His Wife

Anambra Govt Takes Tough Decision Over Appointment of LG Committee Chairman Accused of Killing His Wife

  • The newly appointed Transition Committee chairman for Nnewi local government area has been suspended
  • Mbazuluike Iloka was suspended over allegations of domestic violence and the death of his wife, Chidiebere, who died on August 7
  • According to a letter by the commissioner for local government, chieftaincy and community affairs in the state, Mbazuluike's suspension is with immediate effect and will last until the outcome of an investigation on the matter

On Thursday, August 11, the government of Anambra state suspended Mbazuluike Iloka, the newly sworn-in Transition Committee chairman for the Nnewi North local government area, over allegations of having a hand in his wife Chidiebere's death.

In a letter seen by and signed by the state's commissioner for local government, chieftaincy and community affairs, TonyCollins Nwabunwanne, the state government directed Mbazuluike to step aside from his position as TC chairman.

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The Anambra state government has suspended the newly appointed TC committee chairman over allegations that he killed his wife, Chidiebere. Photo: Charles Soludo, IfeomafinegirlObosi
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Dated August 11, 2022, with Reference Number, MLG/AD/183/Vol.Iv/156, the letter was titled, "Letter of Suspension from Office.

It said that following the sad and sudden death of your wife, late Mrs Chidiebere Iloka, on the 7th of August, 2022, there has been a massive public outcry over the circumstances leading to the cause of her death.

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It added that these, including an alleged possible murder, were listed as the cause of Chidiebere's death.

The letter read in part:

"While you are presumed innocent until the completion of investigations, it has become imperative that you should step aside to allow unfettered investigations and justice."

Nwabunwanne directed Mbazuluike to hand over the affairs of the local government to the head of the LG administration no later than August 12, until further notice.

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