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Police inspector attached to ex-Imo speaker found dead

Police inspector attached to ex-Imo speaker found dead
June 09
13:39 2023

A police inspector who was an orderly to Chiji Collins, a former speaker of Imo house of assembly, has been found dead in a bush.

TheCable understands that the inspector and a driver attached to Collins were kidnapped at Ohaji/Egbema area in Imo, a fortnight ago.

The inspector, simply identified as Charles, was said to have been riding in a Hilux vehicle alongside the driver, when the gunmen attacked.

A source told TheCable that the body of the driver was seen a few days after the abduction, while Charles’ body was recovered recently.


The body of the inspector was said to have started decomposing before it was discovered.

Henry Okoye, Imo police spokesperson, confirmed the death of the police inspector.

The incident is the latest in a series of attacks on police officers in Imo.


In May, gunmen killed two police officers in an attack at Okpala junction in Ngor-Okpala LGA of the state.

Collins currently represents Isiala Mbano constituency in the Imo state assembly. His membership of the assembly ends on June 13.

He was speaker of the assembly in 2019 and was impeached in 2020.


This story is published in partnership with Report for the World, a global service program that supports local public interest journalism.


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