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Ebonyi lawmaker allegedly killed by kidnappers

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An Ebonyi State Assembly member, Barrister Leonard Chibuzor Alegu, has been shot dead in Anambra state by suspected kidnappers.

Vanguard reported that the incident, occurred between around 10 pm on Saturday at Umunya community in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra state.

It was gathered that the deceased was en route Onitsha from Abakaliki, to attend a child dedication when he was abducted then killed.

The deceased allegedly stopped at Umunya, along the Enugu/Onitsha Expressway to ease himself when the suspected kidnappers accosted him and in the process of struggling to escape from being kidnapped, the suspects allegedly shot him in the stomach, carting away with his vehicle, phone and phones of other occupants of his vehicle.

While the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, had not confirmed the incident because “such information was yet to reach the command”, the Chairman of Abakaliki Lawyers Association, Barrister Victor Alo, has told newsmen that the deceased was rushed to Immaculate Heart Hospital, Umudioka where he was confirmed dead.

He also confirmed that the body of the deceased had been deposited at a nearby mortuary at Awkuzu, and the case has been reported at the Oyi Divisional Police Headquarters, at Nteje.

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