Mr. Ikechukwu Udendu, the Editor of Anambra News, a monthly Newspaper based in Onitsha Anambra state, has been killed by unknown gunmen suspected to be hired assassins.
IK’s elder brother, Chukwulozie Udendu also a journalist and publisher of the Anambra News, said the body of his slain younger brother had been deposited at Iyi-Enu Hospital Mortuary, Ogidi for autopsy.
Chukwulozie said IK had no misunderstanding or disagreement with any body that could warrant his gruesome murder, but disclosed that he received an anonymous phone call on Saturday night telling him to go and pick his brother’s corpse in front of one Okay Okay restaurant at Afor Nkpor only to find his lifeless body there.
He said the family members contacted the vigilante group who assisted in contacting the police from Ogidi police station who took the corpse to nearby Iyi-Enu Hospital Mortuary.
He disclosed that taking a glance at the corpse, it was discovered that the gunmen had shot him in one of his hands which penetrated his ribs and lungs. He added that a close examination of the bullet riddled part showed that he had been killed few hours ago at a place not where his body was found but his body brought to Afor Nkpor and dumped.