Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has suspended the Transition Committee Chairman of Nnewi North Local Government Area, Hon. Mbazulike Iloka over circumstances leading to the death of his wife, Mrs. Chidiebere IIoka, barely few days after his swearing-in as Nnewi North LGA TC Chairman.
Iloka, who is popularly known as Mba Mba, was suspended over the circumstances surrounding his wife’s death last Sunday morning.
Iloka’s wife, Chidiebere, was said to have slumped and died on Sunday morning, after serving her husband breakfast but those who know the couple insisted that Iloka may have killed his wife, as he has a record of consistently battering her.
In a letter of suspension, which was signed by Anambra State Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affair, Tony Collins Nwabunwanne, the chairman was asked to hand it over to the head of Local Government administration, to avoid interfering in the investigation.
The letter read: “Following the sad news of the death of your wife, late Mrs. Chidiebere Iloka on 7th August 2022, there has been a massive outcry over the circumstances leading to her death, including alleged possible homicide.
“While you are presumed innocent until the completion of investigations, it has become imperative that you step aside to allow unfettered investigation and justice.
“Consequently, you are directed to step aside and to hand over the affairs of the local government to the head of local government administration, not later than 12th August 2022, until further notice.”
Iloka has only recently been appointed chairman of the local government. He has only been in office for about a week before his eventual removal.