The Nigerian Police Force (Anambra State Command ) has confirmed that unknown gunmen has killed and beheaded a former state lawmaker, Hon. Nelson Emeka Achukwu.
This happened one month after Okechukwu Okoye, a lawmaker who represents Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s constituency at the State Assembly was kidnapped and later found dead without his head.
Reports had it that Okechukwu Okoye was kidnapped along with his aide on the 15th of May, 2022 and his body was later found at Nnobi area in Anambra State.
The command’s spokesman, Ikenga Tochukwu confirmed the recent incident to SaharaReporters on Tuesday, stating that Achukwu’s remains were found between the boundary of Uke and Ukpor communities.
“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., the Police Public Relations Officer disclosed.
“We are still not relenting on our investigation as we will ensure that the culprits will face the full wrath of the law.”
Despite being physically challenged, the former lawmaker was kidnapped from his home in Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area in Anambra State.
The remains of his body was later found at the bank of Ulasi river and was quickly buried by the family on the 21st of June, 2022, as the body was already decomposing.
A family source told reporters that they couldn’t believe he would be killed after they had paid the N15million ransom requested by his abductors.
The victim, who owns an Oil & Gas filling station on Onuselogu road in Utuh, was previously kidnapped and released a few months ago.
He later revealed to his family that his captors had accused him of providing information to the military but later discharged him when they found out that the allegations were false.
It is still uncertain why he was kidnapped a second time and murdered.