The Anambra State Government has suspended the newly appointed Transition Chairman of Nnewi North Local Government Area of the state, Hon. Mbazulike Iloka over the circumstances leading to the cause of the death of his wife, late Mrs. Chidiebere Iloka on the 7th of August, 2022.
A statement signed in Awka on Thursday by the Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Mr. Tonycollins Nwabunwanne said that the suspension takes effect from the 12th August, 2022 until further notice.
The statement reads, “Following the sad and sudden death of your wife, late Mrs. Chidiebere Iloka on the 7th of August, 2022, there has been massive public outcry over the circumstances leading to the cause of her death including alleged possible homicide.
“While you are presumed innocent until the completion of investigations, it has become imperative that you should step aside to allow unfettered investigation and justice.
“Consequently, you are directed to step aside and handover the affairs of the local government to the Head of Local Government Administration not later than 12th August, 2022 until further notice.”
The suspended Nnewi North Local Government Transition Committee Chairman, Hon. Mbazulike Iloka was confirmed by the Anambra State House of Assembly on the 29th July, 2022 and was inaugurated alongside 20 others by Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo, the Anambra State Governor on the 2nd of August, 2022 in Awka.
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