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Imo speaker decries murder of aide

OWERRI –  Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Mr. Benjamin Uwajimogu, has flayed the murder of his Special Adviser on Administration, Mr Emmanuel Adoba.

This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Samuelson Iwuola, his Special Assistant on Media, in Owerri, yesterday.

This came on a day Nigeria Lorry Drivers Association in the South East decried harassment of its members by alleged fake tax agents.

Uwajimogu said those who murdered Adoba would not go unpunished as government had pledged to apprehend the culprits.

He said that Adoba was murdered on Tuesday in his house at Okuku village, Owerri West Local Government Area by unknown  assassins.

The speaker described his death as ‘a great loss’ to the government and entire people of the council area.

When contacted for his reaction to the murder, Mr Vitalis Onugu, the Police Public Relations Officer, told NAN that the case had not been brought to the Imo Police command.

Meanwhile,Nigeria Lorry Drivers Association in the South East yesterday decried the harassment of its members by alleged fake tax agents in the south eastern part of the country.

Mr Chris Nwokoye, the National President of the association, told newsmen in Onitsha, Anambra State, that the activities of the agents had inflated the price of conveying goods within the zone.

Nwokoye urged states and local governments within the zone to intimate the association on the appropriate tax a lorry driver ought to pay.

He said that the association’s members would continue to protect their right within the context of the Transport Act of the country.lAs lorry drivers lament harassment by fake tax agents.


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