NEWS UPDATES 23/05/2022
Soludo Places N10m Bounty On Killers Of Anambra Lawmaker
The Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Charles Soludo has placed N10m reward for anyone or group that will avail valuable information that can lead to the arrest of the killers of the state’s lawmaker, Hon Okechukwu Okoye.
It should be recalled that the member representing Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s constituency, Hon Okechukwu Okoye, was kidnapped last week.
However, his head was found on Saturday at Nnobi in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, without its body.
In a statement signed by the governor’s Press Secretary, Mr Christian Aburime and made available to journalists on Saturday night, the governor placed a N10m bounty on the killers of the lawmaker.
Soludo stated that he received with shock and deep sadness the news of the gruesome murder of Hon. Okechukwu Okoye, a member representing Aguata II Constituency at the State House of Assembly and his aide, Cyril Chiegboka.
According to the governor, both Hon Okoye and Cyril Chiegboka were kidnapped on the road on 15th May.
He condoled with his kinsmen, Isuofia, noting that it is probably the same criminal gang that attacked him and killed three policemen at Isuofia two years ago that is once again on the prowl.
Soludo vowed that the perpetrators and all the criminals operating in Anambra must be decisively dealt with and brought to book.
He also reassured Anambra residents of the government’s resolve and renewed determination with the security agencies to go all out against the criminals and ensure they are brought to justice.
Also, the Anambra State House of Assembly has expressed deep shock over the news of the gruesome murder of its member, Honourable Okechukwu Okoye by some gunmen.
In a press statement by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Uche Okafor, which was made available to newsmen on Saturday night, by the House Public Relations Officer, Emma Madu, the State Legislature described the death of Hon Okoye as ‘unfortunate and heartbreaking’.
He urged Governor Chukwuma Soludo not to relent in his efforts towards achieving maximum security of lives and property of the people of Anambra State.
The lawmaker also called on well-meaning citizens to join hands with the governor in that direction.
The speaker, while commiserating with the late Hon Okoye’s immediate family, his kinsman, Governor Soludo and the entire Isuofia community on behalf of the members of the State House of Assembly and the entire Legislature enjoined them to take solace in the fact that the short but eventful life of the late Hon Okoye was full of quality service to God and humanity.