The Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has suspended the newly sworn-in transition committee chairman of Nnewi North Local Government Area, Hon Mbazulike Iloka.
Iloka, who is popularly known as Mba Mba, was suspended a week after he was sworn-in for allegedly be@ting his wife, Chidiebere, to de@th on Sunday morning, August 7.
The deceased was said to have sl#mped and d#ed on Sunday morning after serving her husband breakfast. But insiders alleged that Iloka may have k#lled her as he has a record of consistently b@ttering her. Br%ises were also found on her body, especially on her head.
In a letter of suspension, which was signed by Anambra State Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affair, Tony Collins Nwabunwanne, the chairman was asked to hand over to the head of Local Government administration, to avoid interfering in investigation.
“Following the sad news of the de@th of your wife, late Mrs Chidiebere Iloka on 7th August 2022, there have been a massive outcry over the circumstances leading to her de@th, including alleged possible hom#cide.
While you are presumed innocent until the completion of investigations, it has become imperative that you step aside to allow unfettered investigation and justice.
Consequently, you are directed to step aside and to hand over the affairs of the local government to the head of local government administration, not later that 12th August 2022, until further notice,” the latter reads.