Missing journalist found dead in Anambra

A Nigerian journalist with the Anambra Broadcasting Service, Mr Ikechukwu Onubogu, has been found dead days after he was declared missing by members of his family.

The cameraman with the media agency was described to have died under sketchy circumstances.

The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the late journalist was at home with his wife before he received a phone call in the afternoon on Nov. 12.

Sources close to the deceased revealed that he took his camera left his home after the said call.

His remains was reportedly found at the Amaku Teaching Hospital, Awka, on Thursday by men of the Nigerian Police Force at Obosi, near Onitsha.

Speaking on the case, the Managing Director of ABS, Mr Uche Nworah, in a statement released on Friday, described late Onubogu as a “peace loving man that you would never expect that anybody would want to harm him’’.

“The horrific death of our beloved and hardworking staff, Onubogu, has thrown the entire ABS family into mourning.

“He was dedicated to his job and would do anything to capture images that will help viewers to make meaning of every developing story.

“We will surely miss him. We cannot speculate at this time the circumstances leading to his death as the police is already working hard to unravel what happened.

“Our thoughts remain with his family, particularly his wife, who recently gave birth.”

He added that Onubogu’s death was a reminder of the dangers journalism.

Confirming the incident, the state Police/Public Relations Officer, ASP Nkeiru Nwode, said the Police is working on uncovering the criminals behind the case.

Nwode added: “The police has commenced investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death; we assure the public that no stone would be left unturned, until the perpetrators are brought to justice.”