Anambra State Governor, Charles Soludo, has condemned the gruesome killing of Okechukwu Okoye, the lawmaker representing Aguata 2 Constituency of the State.
Prof Soludo also placed a whopping sum of N10 million on anyone with useful information that will aid the arrest of the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
Some gunmen reportedly beheaded Okechukwu Okoye and his aide, Cyril Chiegboka, after kidnapping them on Sunday, May 14, along Aguluzigbo road, Anaocha Local Government Area of the State.
Eyewitnesses told Channels Television that Okoye’s head was dumped at Chisco park in Amichi, Nnewi South Local Government Area on Saturday, six days after he was abducted.
Police Public Relations Officer, Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident on Saturday night.
Reacting to the murder, Governor Soludo condemned the gruesome killing of the lawmaker and commiserated with his family on the loss.
Soludo in a statement by his media aide, Christian Aburime, described the lawmaker’s killing as heartless and barbaric, saying he received the news with rude shock and deep sadness.
“The governor is still in shock over the barbaric acts against his two kinsmen, vowing that the perpetrators, as well as all criminals operating in Anambra, must be decisively brought to book.
“Governor Soludo has consequently placed N10m reward for anyone or group that will avail valuable information that will lead to the immediate arrest of the perpetrators of this dastardly act. Anambra will soon be hell for these criminals,” the statement read in part.