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BREAKING: Gov Obiano’s aide found dead in his room

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A Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, Mr . Randie Chima , has been found dead in his own room on the Nwakpodulu Avenue , Awka , the Anambra State capital.Our Correspondent gathered that Chima was last seen on Friday evening “ hale and hearty. ”

A source who pleaded anonymity told our correspondent that they were together on Friday evening at a “ joint . ”

He said , “ I ’ m surprised to hear this story . That Randie is dead? We were together on Friday. He was hale and hearty. A good man is gone. Randie exercised almost regularly at Ekwueme Square . ”

Our correspondent gathered that when Chima ’ s neighbours did not see him throughout the next day , his room was forced open and his dead body found lying on the bed.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state , Haruna Mohammed , confirmed the story to our correspondent on Sunday .

He said , ” There was a report at B Division , Awka , that one Randie Chima , aged 57 years , of Nwakpodulu Avenue and SSA to Anambra State Governor on Audio Visual Productions, slept the previous night and did not open his door the next day .

“ When the door was eventually forced opened after several knocks by his neighbours , his body was found lying on the bed .

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“ Following the report, Police detectives attached to B Division , Awka , led by the DCO , visited the scene , photographed the victim and rushed him to Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital , Awka , where he was certified dead by a medical doctor . ”

Mohammed said the corpse has been deposited at a morgue for autopsy .

He added , ” No marks of violence and no foul play suspected at the moment . ”

He said investigation was ongoing to ascertain circumstances surrounding the death .

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