Kidnappers kill Anambra lawmaker, severe his head

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The kidnapped member of the Anambra State House of Assembly representing Aguata II, Okechukwu Okoye has been beheaded.

Okoye’s severed head was found on Saturday at Nnobi in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The deceased lawmaker, who represented the constituency of the State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo in the State House of Assembly, was kidnapped last week.

Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Tochukwu Ikenga confirmed the discovery of Okoye’s head.

Ikenga said the lawmaker’s body was not found at the spot where his head was discovered.

The severed head of the deceased lawmaker was mounted at Chisco Park in Amichi community in Nnewi South Local Government Area.

“His head was found along Nnobi road on Saturday. There is no suspect in custody yet,” the PPRO said.

Okoye and one other person were kidnapped at Aguata.

Following his abduction, the police began a manhunt to rescue the lawmaker

Meanwhile, the Anambra State Governor while presenting the state’s revised budget to the lawmakers on Friday, had commented on the sad development, saying security operatives were working to rescue the victim.

” I regret that one of you, the member representing the good people of Aguata II Constituency in the House of Assembly (my own representative) – Hon. Okechukwu Okoye, is still in the custody of the kidnappers.

“The security agencies are working very hard and round the clock to secure his freedom. God is on the throne and Anambra will win. Let me leave it at that”, the governor said at the House of Assembly,” he had said.

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