The killing and beheading of a former member of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Nelson Achukwu, by gunmen, has been confirmed by the Anambra State Police Command.
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, NAN reports.
“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.
In a similar case, it would be recalled that few weeks ago, one Okechukwu Okoye representing Aguata Constituency II was kidnapped and later found beheaded in the Nnobi area alongside his aide.
The unfortunate incidents are making the residents wonder and ponder as they called on the necessary security operatives to bring the culprits to book and avert future occurrence.