Unknown Gunmen have beheaded a former lawmaker in Anambra state, Hon. Nelson Emeka Achukwu.
This is coming barely a month after Okechukwu Okoye, a serving lawmaker representing Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s constituency at the State Assembly was kidnapped and later beheaded.
Achukwu was kidnapped from his home in Ukpor, Nnewi South LGA, despite being physically challenged.
His decapitated body was later found at the bank of Ulasi River and was quickly buried by the family on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 evening as the body was already decomposing.
Speaking on the Incident, Anambra Police spokesman, Ikenga Tochukwu, said Achukwu’s remains were found between the boundary of Uke and Ukpor communities.
The PPRO said; “The victim was abducted at about 10:15pm 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.”
“We are still not relenting on our investigation as we will ensure that the culprits will face the full wrath of the law.”
The former lawmaker was physically challenged. The family expressed shock at the killing as they had already paid a N15 million ransom.
The deceased was the owner of Nelly Oil & Gas filling station located along Onuselogu road, Utuh.