By Chinaza Nwachukwu Onitsha
Chukwuma Ojukwu, (a.k.a. Agujiugo) first son to the former traditional
ruler of Awka-Etiti, late Igwe Akum Ojukwu, has allegedly been
assassinated by yet to be identified assailants.
He was said to have been assassinated in the wee hours of last Tuesday in
his residence at Awka-Etiti community by unidentified armedmen who stormed
his residence in a bus and allegedly machete him to death.
The deceased who purportedly sustained machete cuts all over his body,
including head, was said to have on the eve of his assassination day, gone
to bed hale and hearty even as he lived alone in the premises.
The news of his assassination which spread like wild fire has reportedly
resulted in fear of uncertainty gripping residents of the
In the words of an indigene who pleaded anonymity, “this is what we saw
today (Tuesday) and nobody was around with him to give hint on how he was
“He was always alone in that his father’s palace, his mother and siblings
never stayed with him in that palace after the death of his
father, late Igwe Akum Ojukwu, who was our monarch”
According to him, “it is left for the police to do a descret
investigation to expose those behind the dastardly act to face the wrath of
the law”, he stated.
Another indigene, who simply identified herself as Miss Roseline, stated
that, “as you can see fear has gripped us, assassins stormed our community,
killed first son of our late monarch and left unchallenged the way they
came. That means security in our community is porous”.
“I was told they came with a bus but nobody could say the number of the
assassins that have shaked this community for two days now, putting
everybody in palpable fear of the unknown”
“If the assailants are not fished out that will mean that we will live in
perpetual fear of the unknown until thy kingdom come” he further