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Gunmen behead ex-Anambra lawmaker, after collecting N15 million ransom

Gunmen have beheaded a former Anambra State lawmaker, Mr. Nelson Achukwu. The headless body of the man, who was physically challenged, was found and identified by his relatives, days after he was kidnapped.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Anambra Command,  Mr. Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the development on Wednesday.

Solacebase had reported that gunmen beheaded the lawmaker representing Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s constituency at the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon Okechukwu Okoye.

Okoye’s head was found on May 21st , 2022 at Nnobi in the Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State where it was hanged by the killers.

Ikenga said the headless remains of the late Achukwu was found at the boundary between Uke and Ukpor axis of the state.

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He disclosed that the victim was abducted at about 10:15 pm in his house on June 9 and efforts were being made to rescue him before the unfortunate development wherein his body was found without the head.

Mr. Ikenga said an investigation was still ongoing while assuring that the command would do everything within its powers to arrest the perpetrators of the crime.

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Findings showed that the headless body was quickly buried by the family members on Tuesday as the corpse had started to decompose.

Achukwu, a former member of the Anambra State House of Assembly and a businessman, had earlier been abducted by gunmen a few months ago and later released after the payment of N15 million ransom was paid. He was kidnapped again on June 9th and the reason for his second kidnap and murder is still unknown.

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