JUST IN: VIO Agents Kill Outstanding Lawyer In Ebonyi State

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Two members of Vehicle Inspection Officials (VIO) in Ebonyi State on Tuesday allegedly killed a prominent politician in the state, Chief Geoffrey Mgbada, during a chaos over vehicle particulars.

The deceased, who was said to be driving with his wife, was intercepted by the VIO officials an argument ensued, which led to one of them to push him.

He was said to have alighted from the vehicle before an altercation ensued which reportedly led to an attack on him  by one of the VIO officers pushing him and he fell and hit his head on the concrete road and died instantly.

He was a former member of the Abakaliki Capital Territory Development Board and Secretary of the Ebonyi Elders’ Council.
Governor David Umahi confirmed the incident and called for the arrest of the prosecution of the VIO officials.
Umahi in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor, described his killing as wicked and barbaric and ordered a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death.
 “The Governor on hearing about the death of Chief Mgbada expressed great sadness and ordered the Commissioner of Police to arrest and prosecute the suspects who paraded themselves as VIO Officers.
“Let it be known that the Governor in a town-hall meeting with Ebonyians proscribed all task-force agents working under any guise using the state government as cover.
“In the proscription order, the Governor also dissolved all revenue and tax agents in the state at all levels with a promise to convoke another town hall meeting where a new tax and other revenue will be deliberated and agreed upon and the Governor is yet to convene this meeting before this ugly incident.
“The Governor is saddened by this careless death and wishes to dissociate the state government from the illegal activities of the VIO and other task force agents in the state and directs for immediate arrest and prosecution of such illegal tax or revenue agents.”



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