By David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka
The family of the slain Secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Oroma Etiti, Anambra West Local Government Area, late Chukwudi Chinwuba, have revealed how he was murdered.
A petition by the family of the slain APGA chieftain, whose corpse was found in the River Niger recently, to the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Garba Umar, showed that he was attacked on invitation for a reconciliatory meeting with some politicians who were opposed to his victory as the secretary of APGA and the president-general of the community.
The petition signed by Chinenye Chinwuba, stated that: â€œMy late brother won the election and the state government duly issued him with a certificate as the president-general, and immediately after the election, some hired thugs went and started destroying some of his properties in the village.
â€œMy brother then decided to temporarily relocate out of the village to the nearby Umuikwu Anam for safety.
â€œUnfortunately, the elders made efforts to invite him to a peace talk and reconciliation meeting with aggrieved parties over his victory as the president-general and scribe of APGA.
â€œMy brother went to answer the call not knowing that the named native doctor and other four key players(names withheld) in the dastardly murder were lying in wait for him.
â€œThey pounced on him at first sight and started beating him severely with machete. They tied him up with blocks, took him away and threw him into River Niger.
Chinenye urged the police commissioner toÂ arrest and prosecute those involved in the killing of his brother for justice sake.
He said there was no reason his brother could be killed in such circumstance, stating that his late sibling was of good character and exemplary behaviour, having been the president-general of the community.
The APGA secretary was allegedly killed on November 15, three days before the Anambra State governorship election, and his remainsÂ discovered in the River Niger some days later.
When contacted on the telephone, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Nkeiruka Nwode, said the command was investigating the matter. She said she would not want to dwell much on the issue for now.