Facts are beginning to emerge on why Chinedu, the son of Abia state governor, Chief T.A Orji allegedly orchestrated and masterminded the murder of his Personal Assistant, Mr. John Ndubuka inside the arena of his father’s campaign rallyAn impeccable source who works closely with the governor’s son told The City Reporters that what led to the death of Mr. John might not be unconnected to the disappearance of N65m that the governor’s son put under the deceased care which he (the deceased) claimed was stolen by an Aboki.According to our source, the claim did not go down well with Chinedu, who felt the deceased was playing with his intelligence, hence the decision to murder him.Another inside source alleged that aside the missing N65m, Mr. John’s death was part of plan to secretly eliminate those with serious secret information about the governor and his son’s stolen funds to avoid being exposed as the administration is winding up and there are possibilities that they may not install the next governor.He cited the case of one Obinna a.k.a Pipiro another of governor T.A Orji’s close relative, who they arrested, detained for several months in Afara Ibeku prison and confiscated all his properties for just flimsy reasons of building hotel as well as living ostentatiously, thereby drawing unnecessary public attention to the governor and his family to swash the tale that the late John was a relative of the Orji’s. But in a swift move to save the governor’s son from impending murder case as well as salvage his father’s already battered political image, the Abia state government has attributed the incident which led to the death of Mr. John Ndubuka, Personal Assistant to the governor’s son to accidental dischargeA statement signed by the Abia state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Eze Chikamnayo and made available to The City Reporters by Nnaji Obed Asiegbu, S.A to the Governor on e-governance and strategies after the incident had been blown open by the online medium, described the deceased as the relative to the governor whose cause of death (accidental discharge) is under investigation by the State Command of the Nigeria Police.“The victim, Mr.Ndubuka was hit by a bullet that killed him from an unknown source while leaving the venue at the end of a successful civic reception organized by Ikwuano/Umuahia people for the Governor on Saturday,” Chikamnayo said in the statement.He also said the event occurred after the Governor, Chief TA Orji and other dignitaries had left the arena, but doesn’t say whether the governor’s son departed the arena with the dignitaries.He however added that the identity of the assailant is not yet known but stated that the matter will be thoroughly investigated and assured that the police will get to the root of the matter.“The state government is on top of the security situation in the state and will not waiver from its responsibility of protecting lives and property of the citizenry,” he further said.
But our source maintained that it was all calculated attempt to save the governor from further embarrassment.“Why would it be Mr. Ndubuka? If he was assassinated by an unknown assailant like Chikamnayo claimed, why then are they saying it was an accidental discharge? Would you call a bullet from an assassin an accidental discharge? Let them continue to deceive themselves with their contradictory statements. Probably they think that the police and the general public are fools,” he queried.Another source who described the press statement as fairy tale, said that before 8 am on that fateful day, T.A Orji’s thugs have already besiege the arena singing his praises, with the presence of heavily armed police officers. He therefore urged the police not to allow the Abia state government to deceive them.
The City Reporters