red day in Anambra

… Soludo offers N10m reward for info

A faceless violent gang has killed and beheaded Anambra lawmaker, Hon Okechukwu Okoye, kidnapped on 15 May 2022.

Hon Okoye, representing Aguata II in the Anambra State Assembly, hitherto chaired the House Committee on Information.

The gang abducted the lawmaker with his aide, Cyril Chiegboka, Government said in a statement.

Both died in what appears like a cheeky response to Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s efforts to rid the state of violent criminals.

An outraged Governor Soludo pledged to find the killers and offered N10million bounty for information that helps unmask them.

Incidentally, Governor Soludo, late Okoye and Chiegboka are from the same hometown of Isuofia in Aguata LGA of the State.

The double killing heightened fears that faceless terror gangs holding the State hostage were sending a message to the Governor.

Soludo said this morning he was undeterred by their action, even as the news shocked and saddened him.

He however vowed to press on with his mission to track down and deal with murderous criminals operating in Anambra

He suggested that the same criminal gang that attacked him and killed three policemen at Isuofia could have struck again.

“They can never cow down Isuofia and Anambra state,” he said in a statement released by his spokesperson, Christian Aburime.

The N10million reward he pledged is for individuals or groups that offer information to unmask and arrest the killers.

“Anambra will soon be a hell for these criminals. Anambra will win against the forces of darkness,” he said.

Gov Soludo urged Anambra citizens to brace up for “the all out war against the criminals.”

As of the time of writing this report, no group claimed responsibility for the double abduction and murder

Slug Anambra lawmaker killed and beheaded