UPDATE: Abia Governor’s Son Accused Of Killing Aide In Father’s Political Event...

UPDATE: Abia Governor’s Son Accused Of Killing Aide In Father’s Political Event [GRAPHIC PHOTO]

By Ebenezer Olatunji | News Reporter on February 16, 2014
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Senator Theodore Orji, former Governor of Abia State
Senator Theodore Orji, former Governor of Abia State and Senator representing Umuahia North Senatorial District

Abia State Governor T. A Orji’s son allegedly ordered the killing of his aide in a political gathering in the state on Saturday, February 15th 2014.

Abia Governors son kills boy
Photo Credit: CKN Nigeria

CKN Nigeria reports today:

Son to Governor  T.A Orji of Abia State, Chinedu Orji aka “IKUKU” yesterday displayed another level of his usual unruly and criminal behavior at the Okpara square, Umauhia, venue of the official declaration of his father’s senatorial ambition ahead of the 2015 general elections.

“IKUKU”, the self acclaimed Governor of the state, who was angered by the utterance of his late PA over a minor issue, directed his police orderly to shoot the late aide. All efforts to save the victim did not yield any result as he lost blood profusely. The ugly development did not allow the event hold as planned as people took to their heels leaving the place deserted.

An eye witness at the venue who spoke under anonymity stated that he was shocked when the Governor’s son, Chinedu directed his orderly to shoot the late aide over a minor misunderstanding. He decried the humiliation Abians have been subjected to, by the actions of the Governor’s son, since his father took over the mantle of leadership. He called on the Inspector General of Police to investigate the unlawful and unprofessional behaviour of the Governor’s son and his orderly respectively.

UPDATE AT 8:30pm February 17, 2014

This morning, February 17, 2014, ThisDay published what our original source has called a cover-up – READ CKN Nigeria’s Follow-up Story – Abia Govt Attempt To Cover Killing Of Aide By Governor’s Son. CKN Nigeria is owned by Chris Kehinde Nwandu, a print and broadcast journalist.

In ThisDay’s report which appears to be a reproduction of a press release by the Abia State Government claims that Chinedu Orji ‘escaped an assassination attempt’ in which the deceased, John Ndubuka was hit by one of four bullets which were shot at the event. The report attributes two of the bullets to the police who ”shot in the air” while the other two bullets, one of which hit Ndubuka in the neck was from an unknown source. Three people were reported to have been arrested in connection with the said attack.

The ThisDay report can be read HERE.

The Trent received the below email by 3.18 pm today, February 17, 2014 from Nnaji Obed Asiegbu, Special Assistant to Abia State Governor on e-Government and Strategy, reproduced unedited:

Subject: Attention please kindly pull down post on Abia, it’s damaging and costly

The tragic death of a relative of Abia State Governor, Mr.John Ndubuka, is said to be under investigation by the State Command of the Nigeria police.

Briefing Journalists over the incident at the government house, Umuahia, the state commissioner for information and Strategy, Dr Eze Chikamnayo,said the victim, Mr.Ndubuka was hit by a bullet that killed him from an unknown source while leaving the venue at the end of a successful civic reception organized by Ikwuano/Umuahia people for the governor on saturday.

Dr Chikamnayo said the event occurred after the governor, chief TA Orji had left the arena.

According to him, the identity of the assailant  is not yet known but  stated that the matter will be thoroughly investigated and assured that the police will get to the root of the matter. He further stated that the state government is on top of the security situation in the state and will not waiver from its responsibility of protecting lives and property of the citizenry.

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My  personal Footnote:
The deceased wasn’t a political appointee but a civil servant and a close relative to my Governor. The same compound for God sake and what the hell will make some disgruntled elements especially the Uzor Kalu’s sponsored Igbere TV page and other Uzor Kalu cronies think someone will take the life of his brother in his own village just on their way home from a civic reception organized by our people, the people of Ikwuano/Umuahia. I am shedding tears doing this and it’s really not appropriate. With dismay, I have stumbled upon some wicked individuals that had resorted to spreading lies on the internet instead of praying for the bereaved family and friends. People should stop playing politics with hate and propaganda with a soul lying down at the morgue. John Ndubuka was not just an ordinary friend to me but a very close ally and a brother. But let God be the judge and let the law hunt the killer of our dear brother.

We requested to know when the press briefing happened and 5 hours later, Nnaji is yet to revert with the time when the said press briefing held.

The Trent reached out to news reporters and journalists based in Umuahia and Abia State and none of them wanted to even speak on the matter. We were able to get a journalist to speak on the matter – after assuring him of his complete anonymity – and he said, “The man (Chinedu Orji) is so dangerous that many of us (journalists) here (in Abia State) cannot even whisper about him. There are so many crazy stuff going on here, Governor Orji and his son do such unimaginable things that if they are published, the father (Governor Theodore Orji) will be boothed out of office, in fact, the whole country will rise against them.”

6 COMMENTS

  1. My dear good people of Abia, make una wake up oh b4 d oga @ d top & him pikin go kill us finish. Why una no mob & kill d idiot, reports of his excesses do too much now

  2. The posern I will blame over this hole isues is press GEJ because all he cares about is his politica ambition who ever that is suporting he gives the posern power to do anything this man called our governor and his son hv bn terorising our state for years nw but no body talk about it but I believe one God will arise and set his people free.God bless abians God bless nigeria

  3. like father like son ,please they should stop involving Orji Uzor Kalu in any of their wicked and criminal act ,cause he can never be a party to this .We all know the kind of man T.A .Orji and his son Chinedu his ,they are the one’s that masterminded the so call kidnapping thing jsut for them to force the federal government to give them the military so as for them to use them as their political tugs,even the so called political members in Abia State both the commissionesrs and the house members all know this .They are just covering for T.A Orji anmd his son because of their selfish and foolish ambition ,but what i promise them is that one day just one day the trueth will be revealed

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