Soludo sets up panel to investigate LG chairman’s wife’s death

Anambra LG chairman Mbazulike Iloka and late wife

Anambra State Government Charles Soludo has set up a panel to look into the circumstances surrounding the death of Chidiebere Iloka, wife of suspended transition committee chairman (TCC) of Nnewi North Local Government Area, the state’s health commissioner revealed on Wednesday.

The commissioner Dr Afam Obidike made this known during a meeting with a team of pathologists and concerned parties at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, where the body of the deceased was deposited.

Obidike said that Soludo was very serious about the outcome of the autopsy, as he wants a process that would be transparent.

He said that the team of pathologists were hired by both families and the state government to ascertain the true cause of Mrs Iloka’s death.

“So many unconfirmed reports were flying around as regards the cause of her death, which led to suspension of the husband, Mr Mbazulike Iloka as the Transition Committee Chairman of the LGA.

“Government is determined to know the cause of her death. Therefore, the governor ordered the constitution of the investigative panel.

“The panel comprised professors and a team of histopathologists from within and outside the state for fairness and equity.

“The family of the deceased, the family of the husband of the deceased, the Commissioner of Police, Anambra state government and Nzukora Nnewi were duly represented,” he said.

The commissioner, who is also part of the team conducting the autopsy, appealed to the pathologists to do their best to ensure parties involved in the matter are satisfied.

Also speaking, state’s commissioner for women and children affairs, Ify Obinabo, said the wife of the governor, Nonye Soludo, was also interested in the result of the autopsy.

The lead pathologist, who is representing Anambra State Government, Dr Gerald Forae, from the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, promised that the autopsy result would be ready in two to six weeks.