Unknown assailants on Sunday morning invaded the high-brow Commissioners’ Quarters residence of Mr Azubuike Ekwegbalu, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Security, stabbed him severally with a kitchen knife and left him in the pool of his blood, according to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The victim later died of injuries sustained during the attack.
The late SSA was a close relation of the governor’s wife, according to sources.
“He was murdered by unknown men last night at the commissioners’ quarters, Awka, the unnamed suspect told NAN.
The State’s police spokesman, Haruna Mohammed, a Superintendent of Police said a suspect is in the custody of the police for questioning in relation to the attack.
“On August 9, 2020, about 1:30 a.m., there was a report an alleged murder of one Azuibuike Ekwegbalu, aged 43 years, a native of Ogbunike in Oyi LGA but resident at the Commissioners quarters Awka.
“Following the report, Police detectives attached to ‘B’ Division Awka led by the DPO, CSP Emma Ogbuanya visited the scene and rushed the victim, who was found in a pool of blood, to COOUTH Awka for medical attention.
“He was certified dead by the medical doctor on arrival while his corpse was deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy,” he noted.
Mohammed said a careful observation on the deceased body revealed stab wounds while a blood-stained Kitchen knife was also recovered as an exhibit at the scene.
“Consequently, one suspect who allegedly was in the premises has been arrested and the case is under investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident,” he stated.