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Anambra LG chairman suspended over allegation of killing wife arrested

  Transition Committee Chairman of Nnewi North Local Government Area, Hon. Mbazulike Iloka, who was earlier suspended by Governor Chukwuma S...

 


Transition Committee Chairman of Nnewi North Local Government Area, Hon. Mbazulike Iloka, who was earlier suspended by Governor Chukwuma Soludo over complicity in the death of his wife, Chidiebere Iloka, has been arrested.

 

Iloka, who was sworn in as chairman of the local government area less than a week before the death of his wife, was removed following allegations of wife battery, which led to her death.

 

Iloka had long denied being responsible for the death of his wife, claiming that he had never touched her and that she slipped and fell while bringing food to him, hitting her head on a concrete wall.

 

A source confirmed that the suspended chairman, popularly known as Mba Mba, is currently being detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) Awka, Anambra State, under charges of culpable homicide.

 

His arrest, it was gathered, was a result of a petition by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, (HURIWA) on Monday addressed to the Inspector-General of Police Usman Alkali Baba at the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters.

 

Meanwhile, the Anambra State Police Command has confirmed the arrest.

 

The state police command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga said: “He is in our custody now and I urge the members of the public to be patient as the autopsy shall prove the cause of the wife’s death. Meanwhile, investigation is still ongoing.”

 

 

 

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