According to reliable news sources, the GMD, Nestoil Group, Dr Ernest
Azudialu, narrowly escaped death at the hands of some thugs in Ihiala,
Anambra state on Sunday March 29th. The attack was allegedly led by
another political big wig from the state. (Photo of the bullet-riddled
According to an eyewitness account, after a peaceful voting process in
Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, INEC officials started
collation of results. Unable to conclude the process Saturday night,
they resumed Sunday morning to the local government headquarters. When
it became obvious that “their” candidate was losing, they moved in and
started altering the results in favour of their House of Representatives
candidate, Emeka Anohu. Azudialu upon urgent notification by concerned
members of the community, returned to the polling booth to insist that
the will of the people, must be allowed to prevail on who represents
He objected to the shenanigans and unlawful goings on and in the process
got physically assaulted by the political big wig for daring to
interfere in the alterations of the result. He was also slapped in
quick succession by the political big wig.
Azudialu’s aides quickly ran to his rescue and after much commotion and
hindrance, were able to successfully get him to his car. In the
commotion that ensued, thugs started shooting at Azudialu’s vehicle,
destroying the tyres and some parts of the vehicle.
The vehicle was a bullet proof Mercedes Benz G-Wagon that saved the life
of Azudialu and its other occupants as they tried to escape to safety.
Some members of his entourage were not so lucky as they escaped with
bullet wounds and are now receiving treatment in the hospital.
Dr Ernest Azudialu has since then confirmed the incident and expressed shock at the attempt on his life.
“I am still shaken by the brazenness of …..”
Azudialu’s bullet proof Mercedes Benz G Wagon was reportedly sprayed
with bullets. When the bullets failed to penetrate the armoured vehicle,
the thugs sprayed the tyres with bullets.
Responding to Azudialu’s allegation, Anohu said it was baseless and a pack of lies targeted at rubbishing a credible process.
He denied that Azudialu was attacked as claimed.
I know this is not the sort of leadership that we are trying to
implement – where an invasion of someone else’s community, attacking and
murder attempts of fellow humans who stand up for justice and truth
becomes a way of life.
See exclusive pictures of the G-Wagon, riddled with bullets below…