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Ebonyi Governor sacks two aides over party member’s killing

Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi, on Sunday, announced the sack of two of his aides – the Coordinator of Ubeyi Development Centre, Uche Ibiam; and Ogbonnaya Ibiam (Jr), who was his Technical Assistant on Security.

The two men were sacked over their alleged involvement in the killing of one Enyinnaya Ibiam, a Peoples Democratic Party member in the state.

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They were accused of masterminding the violence that broke out in their ward in Unwana Community, in the Afikpo North Local Government Area of the state on Friday during the PDP councillorship primary election, during which Ibiam was reportedly killed.

Umahi announced the sack on the state’s owned radio station in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Kenneth Ugbala.

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The statement read in part, “The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Nweze Umahi, has directed the immediate removal from office and arrest of the Coordinator, Ubeyi Development Centre, Uche Ibiam and Mr Ibiam Ogbonnaya Junior, Technical Assistant to Governor on Security, for their alleged involvement in a murder case.”

“The governor also directed that security agencies should investigate the matter and prosecute all the suspects in accordance with the laws.”

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