Accusing fingers are being pointed at the former governor of Abia State Orji Uzor Kalu for the death of veteran journalist, Dimgba Igwe’s  death.  Mister Igwe was knocked down by a hit-and-run driver on Saturday morning as he was having his regular morning exercise on the street in his Okota neighbourhood in Lagos.
He was rushed to the hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival.
The Newspaper columnist who worked with defunct Concord and later became the pioneer Editor of the Sun Newspapers with Mike Awoyinfa was sacked by Orji Uzor kalu few years ago over his stand against Kalu’s interference in the paper.
The man behind the Kalu Leadership Series published in the Sun Newspapers became the Vice Chairman of the Group.
Homeland News gathered that trouble began few days ago when late Dimgba Igwe had a heated argument with his employer over eight months’ unpaid salaries. Reports say Dimgbo confronted Kalu threatening that he will cease to contribute to the KLS or keep his column if his salaries were not paid. He was reported to have told the former governor that he will in fact resign from the Sun Newspapers.
Those who witnessed the accident said the vehicle was unmarked and has tinted glasses. They said the driver went straight to hit Mr. Igwe who had nothing to do with traffic flow while jogging that sad morning.
Dimgba’s death is coming less than three months after his colleague The Managing Editor (Northern Operations) of another News paper owned by Orji Uzor Kalu, The New Telegraph Malam Suleiman Bisalla died in the blast that hit a shopping mall in Abuja. 
As at the time of filing this report, the former governor is yet to visit the home of his late staff and confidant.


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