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Ezza Council Boss Murders Ex-Councilor – Escapes Police Arrest with 1 Month Allocation



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There was pandemonium at Ebiaji village in Amaezekwe community, Ezza South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State few days now when the Chairman of the Council, Chief Lazarus Nweru Ogbee allegedly shot a management committee member and former councilor of the council, Michael Idor dead, leaving agony for the three wives and fifteen children of the deceased.

According to an eyewitness account, Chief Lazarus Nweru Ogbee who incidentally is from Amaezekwe was at home to attend the burial funeral of one late Hon. Stephen Nwaza but on the day of the wake-keep, the council boss was said to have drunk and became intoxicated and under the spirit of alcohol, he was said to have directed his Supervisor for Works, Mr. Ejiofor Eleke, to bring the rifle from his government official car to register his departure, unfortunately for him; he allegedly hit the victim on the neck with prohibited firearm (Pump Action gun).

But on Ogbee’s arrival according to 247ureports indubitable source, had fired one bullet on the air before the event began, this he allegedly did in the presence of his supporters that accompanied him to the wake-keep that later turned into tragedy. “When the chairman came, he brought out a rifle from his car and released one shot on air to signal that he has arrived” One of his supporters (names withheld) alleged.

Hon Ogbee according 247ureports impeachable source, had on the day of the incident went to Onunwafor Ezzama where he paid his last respect to one of the people he allegedly frustrated politically and on his way back, he decided to also attend the wake- keep of the one time councilor of his town.


Noticing that Mr. Michael Idor was lying on the pool of his own blood, Ogbee was said to have took the remains of the polygamous man to Common Wealth Hospital and Maternity, which situate at Ogbunga Ezza and when the medical officer at the hospital noticed that the victim has gone to his ancestors, he asked the council boss to check another hospital.

Becoming furious on the condition of the man now deceased, Nweru Ogbee was accused to have taken the lifeless body of the victim to undisclosed hospital in Abakaliki, the state capital and after medical examination, the doctor confirmed him dead hence he was deposited in one of the morgues in Abakaliki by one Monday Nwafor according to alleged directive of the Council boss.

Retuning home to face the heart morsel of having allegedly destroyed a soul created by God, Chief Ogbee was said to have contacted the police authorities in Ebonyi State where he was accused to have moved one month allocation of the council in advance via one of the banks in the state capital and bribed the police hence he is moving freely on the street.


In his more plan to flee from the judgment that must surly come to pass, it was gathered that the number one citizen in Ezza South had persuaded his police orderly to accept that he was the one that shot and killed the man. “I will take the responsibility in the hands of the police authorities provided you accept that you are the one that shot the victim dead when they came to attack me” Ogbee was quoted to have stated.


Knowing the implication and the consequences of the matter, the police orderly, it was gathered disagreed with his boss on the ground that autopsy will prove their claim wrong at the end of the day as the man was shot with Pump Action gun as against the AK 47 police rifle  the police officer was assigned with from his office.


Bring up defensive mechanism, Hon. Lazarus Ogbee after depositing the deceased in the mortuary as alleged went to the press and claimed that he was attacked by some hire assassins and one of the assassins according the newspaper reports credited to Hon. Lazarus Ogbee was shot dead by his colleagues, therefore tagging the management committee member and former councilor of Amaezekwe, Michael Idor as an assassin.


The defensive mechanism was introduced in a meeting that was held at the compound of one Engr. Nwafor by the songbirds of the council boss. Efforts made to speak with any of the three wives and the fifteen children of murdered polygamous man failed as the shock of the dead of the breadwinner of the family was so heavy them.

Meanwhile all efforts made to reach the alleged culprit proved abortive as at the time of filing this report but the state Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Mr. Chike Onwe, confirmed the death of the former council’s lawmaker. But he did not go further on the details of the tragedy.

Contributing when contacted, the member representing Ikwo/ Ezza South federal constituency, Hon. Tobias Okwuru, has called on the police not to allow any person(s) involved no the matter no how highly placed in the society to escape through the back door, nodding his head that the law must catch up with the accused murderer any moment from now.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Chris Anyanwu, said he was not in office as he claimed to have been sick but added that he has not gotten any report of the incident but promised to brief the press as soon as he gets the details of the incident.

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