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Gunmen kidnap, behead physically challenged ex-Anambra lawmaker

Mr Ikenga expressed regret that the former assemblyman was kidnapped in his country home Ukpor, despite physically challenged.

• June 22, 2022
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The Anambra State Police Command has confirmed the killing and beheading of a former member of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Nelson Achukwu, by gunmen.

Tochukwu Ikenga, the command’s spokesperson, said on Tuesday in Awka that Mr Achukwu’s body was found at the boundary of the Uke and Ukpor communities.

“The victim was abducted at about 10:15 p.m. in his house on June 9, 2022, and efforts were being made to rescue him before this unfortunate development.

“His body was found between the boundary of Uke and Ukpor communities both in Anambra.”

He added that the police were trying to ensure that the culprits faced the wrath of the law.

Mr Ikenga expressed regret that the former assemblyman was kidnapped in his country home Ukpor, Nnewi South local government area, in spite of being physically challenged.

“His decapitated body was found at the bank of Ulasi River and was quickly buried by the family on Tuesday, June 21, evening as the body was already decomposing,” Mr Ikenga said.

A source close to the family said that kidnappers collected N15 million ransom and went ahead to kill their victim.

Mr Achukwu represented Nnewi South II between 2003 and 2007 during the reign of Dr Chris Ngige as governor of Anambra.

The incident occurred barely a month after one Okechukwu Okoye representing Aguata Constituency II was kidnapped and later found beheaded in the Nnobi area alongside his aide.

(NAN)

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