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Gunmen kidnap, behead ex-lawmaker after N15m ransom in Anambra

Gunmen kidnap, behead ex-lawmaker after N15m ransom in Anambra

The headless body of the kidnapped Anambra State physically-challenged politician identified as Mr Nelson Achukwu, has been found by his relatives.

It was gathered that the decapitated body of the late Achukwu was found between the boundary of Uke and Ukpor in Nnewi South local government of the state.

His decapitated body was quickly buried by the family members on Tuesday because the corpse had started decomposing.

The Paradise News further gathered that Achukwu, a former member of the Anambra State House of Assembly and a businessman was reportedly kidnapped from his home in Ukpor on June 9, 2022.

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Although he had earlier been abducted by the gunmen few months ago and later released after payment of N15million ransom, but was kidnapped again some weeks later.

A family source said the late Achukwu told members of the family when he was first released that the gunmen accused him of providing information to the military but got released when they found out that the allegations levelled against him were false.
Although the reason for his second kidnap and murder is still unknown.

“We couldn’t believe he would be killed after we had already paid the N15million ransom requested by his abductors,” the source said.

This is the second of such gruesome murder after the lawmaker representing Aguata 2 Constituency at the State House of Assembly, Okechukwu Okoye was beheaded by his abductors in May, 2022.

Confirming the incident, the state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said investigation was ongoing while assuring that the command was doing everything within its power to arrest the perpetrators of the crime.

“The victim was abducted at about 10:15pm in his house on June 9 and efforts were been 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 law,” Ikenga added.

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