A camera man with the Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), Ikechukwu Onubogu, who went missing last week, has been found dead at Obosi, Idemili North local government area, by men of the Nigeria Police Force.
Onubogu, who was last seen on Sunday, November 12, is reported to have received a strange phone call and walked out of the house with his camera without telling anyone of his movement.
His remains which was said to have bullet marks have been deposited at the Amaku morgue, Awka for an autopsy.
A statement by Nze Uche Nworah, MD/CEO of Anambra Broadcasting Service on the death of Onubogu said: ”The horrific death of our beloved and hardworking staff, Mr Ik Onubogu has thrown the entire ABS family into mourning.
”IK was a peace loving man and you would never expect that anybody would want to harm him. 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 that led to his death as the police are already working hard to unravel what happened. His death once again reminds us all of the dangers journalists face in Africa in the course of discharging their professional responsibilities.
”Our thoughts remain with his family, particularly his wife who recently gave birth. We ask our friends, colleagues and associates to remember the Onubogu family in their prayers during this difficult time.”