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Onyimah: Gunmen murder Umuoji President General in Anambra

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Some unidentified gunmen have, late Friday, assassinated Chief Silas Onyimah, the President General of Umuoji Improvement Union (UIUN), in Anambra State.

Chief Onyimah, it could be recalled, was imposed as UIUN President General by one Mrs. VeraQueen Ebele Okonkwo.

Mrs. Ebele Okonkwo was the Special Adviser on Chieftaincy Affairs to the former state governor, Mr. Willie Obiano.

In a daunting report published by News Band, Mrs. Okonkwo was accused of setting her town—Umuoji on fire.

She reportedly tried to install her puppet, one Chief Anayo Okoye, as the new traditional ruler following the death of the late Igwe, HRH Cyril Enweze.

The report also accused her of destabilizing the community due to avarice as she sells the community’s ancestral lands.

According to an insider, she worked in cohorts with Chief Onyimah.

Details of his assassination are yet to emerge as police operatives are presently combing his house for evidence.

However, an Umuoji indigene informed this medium that ‘the murder of Onyimah is not unconnected to one of his many underhanded practices.

It was gathered that the unknown assailants attacked and killed Onyimah in his bedroom and dumped his dead body in his toilet.

About Umuoji, the hometown of Silas Onyimah

Umuoji is a town in Idemili North – a local government area in Anambra State, Nigeria.

Umuoji is bounded by Ogidi, Ojoto, Uke, Abatete and Nkpor.

It has an estimated population of 180,000 people, including local residents in its 23 villages and citizens in diaspora.

About Anambra State

Anambra is a state in Nigeria, located in the South East region of the country and was created on August 27, 1991.

It is bounded by Delta State to the west, Imo State and Rivers State to the south, Enugu State to the east and Kogi State to the north.

The State Capital is Awka, while the State’s Largest City is Onitsha, regarded as one of the largest metropolis area in Africa.

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