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Abducted Ex-Anambra Lawmaker Beheaded After N15m Ransom

Gunmen have beheaded a former Anambra lawmaker Nelson Achukwu.

The deceased, popularly known as Ogbatuluenyi, was reportedly kidnapped from his home in Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area on June 9, 2022.

The incident occurred less than one month after the lawmaker representing Aguata constituency 2 at the Assembly, Okechukwu Okoye was beheaded by abductors in May, 2022.

Our correspondent gathered the headless body was discovered by his relatives two weeks after his abduction.

His decapitated body was later found between the boundary of Uke and Ukpor.

The former lawmaker was reportedly kidnapped in his home in Ukpor, Nnewi South LGA, despite being physically challenged.

A family source said the deceased was quickly buried by the family on Tuesday as his body was already decomposing.

“We couldn’t believe he would be killed after they paid the N15 million ransom requested by his abductors, despite his physically challenged condition,” the source said.

Police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga confirmed the incident, saying an investigation was ongoing to ensure the culprits were arrested and prosecuted.

According to him: “The victim was abducted around 10:15 pm in his house on 9th of June 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.”

Later Achukwu was said to have told his family members that his captors had accused him of providing information to the military but got released when they found out the allegations were false.

As at the time of filing this report the reason for his second kidnap and murder is unknown.

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