Anambra State Government has announced a N5million reward to any person who could provide useful information on the identity of the killers of Chief Tony Frank Igboka, President General of the Nimo Town Development Union (NTDU).
The State Governor also directed the Commissioner of Police to personally lead a team to apprehend the killers immediately.
According to a statement by the Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C. Don Adinuba, Governor Obiano placed the bounty after he was briefed on the matter by the state’s Commissioner of Police.
Adinuba noted that Obiano also directed intelligence units of all other security agencies to join the Nigeria Police Force in the task to arrest the culprits quickly.
He said: “Chief Obiano asked the intelligence and security officers to re-enact the same level of enthusiasm and competence they exhibited in the arrest, two weeks ago, of Ikechukwu Udensi, the most wanted murder suspect in Anambra state, immediately he entered the state to collect illegal revenues.
“You have to display the same commitment and competence this time in tracing the killers of Chief Igboka, who was also a former chairman of Njikoka Local Government Area,” he said.
The Governor described the killing as an “utterly heartless” act, noting that Chief Tony Frank’s elder brother, Chief Charles Igboka, a former Nigerian diplomat in Europe, died only two weeks ago and was yet to be buried.
“Anyone who thinks that he can spill the blood of an innocent Anambra person and go scot-free is living in a fool’s paradise.
“All the persons who have in the last five years attempted to spill blood in the state have been caught by the long arms of the law. Chief Igboka’s killers cannot be different,” the statement added.
Ivotesng.com gathered that Chief Tony Frank Igboka was shot dead in his car around Nimo market, Njikoka local government area of Anambra state, at 8:18 pm on Tuesday night.
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