Prominent legislator from Anambra dies in South Africa

  • Death has again struck, travelled to Anambra and took the life of the majority leader of the state house of Assembly, Nnamdi Okafor
  • Okafor, who is representing the Awka-South 1 state constituency in the house of assembly, reportedly died in South Africa on Tuesday night, August 23
  • The cause of the Anambra two-term lawmaker’s death still remained sketchy as of the time of writing this report

Awka, AnambraThe Anambra state lost one of its lawmakers, Nnamdi Okafor, to the hand of death on Tuesday night, August 23.

According to The Nation, the lawmaker died in South Africa.

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Anambra dies in South Africa
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Until his death, he was the majority leader in the Anambra state house of assembly.

It was learnt that Okafor was elected to the state house of assembly in 2015 on the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) platform.

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Okafor was elected for a second term in office in 2015 to represent the Awka-South 1 state constituency in the legislative chamber.

His death was confirmed by the Nigerian Citizens Association in South Africa, which stated that the lawmaker was in the country for training but died a few hours before his scheduled return to Nigeria.

Domestic violence: Anambra government begins probe of death of suspended influential politician’s wife, in another development, reported that the governor of Anambra state, Charles Soludo, has commenced a probe into the death of the wife of a Local government chairman, Chidiebere Iloka.

The deceased reportedly collapsed and gave up the ghost on August 7, but community members have alleged that she was a victim of domestic violence.

A team of pathologists and other professionals have been engaged by the state government and the family to get to the root of her death.

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Police arrest powerful Anambra politician, give reason

An earlier report revealed that the embattled council chairman of Nnewi North in Anambra state, Mbazulika Iloka, was arrested by the state police command.

The politician was reportedly arrested by the police on Wednesday, August 17, based on allegations that he has something to do with his wife’s death, particularly beating his wife.

But the spokesman of the police command in the state, Ikenga Tochukwu, said the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) is still investigating the case.


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