Randie Chima, a Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, is reported to have been found dead in his own room on the Nwakpodulu Avenue, Awka, the Anambra State capital.
It was gathered that Chima was last seen on Friday evening “hale and hearty.”
A source shared his shock at the sad news, He said, “I’m surprised to hear that Randie is dead? We were together on Friday and he was hale and hearty. A good man is gone. Randie exercised almost regularly at Ekwueme Square.”
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.
“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.