IPOB members behead physically challenged Anambra ex-lawmaker

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Late Nelson Achukwu

Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have reportedly beheaded one Mr Nelson Achukwu, a physically challenged and former lawmaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly.

The remains of late Achukwu who was said to be in captivity with the outlawed group since June 9, 2022 was found by his relatives between the boundary of Uke and Ukpor areas of the state.

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The late politician until his death was a businessman before he was kidnapped from his home in Ukpor.

His body was quickly buried by the family members on Tuesday as the corpse had started to decompose.

Although he had earlier been abducted by the group a few months ago and later released after a N15 million ransom was paid, he was kidnapped again some weeks after.

A family source said the late Achukwu told members of the family when he was first released, that the group accused him of providing information to the military but got released when they found out that the allegations levelled against him were false.

However, 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 N15 million ransom requested by his abductors,” The Punch quoting the source.

Confirming the incident, the state’s Police Spokesman, Deputy Superintendent of Police (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 10:15 pm 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 in our investigation as we will ensure that the culprits will face the law,” Ikenga added.

Neptune Prime reports of a similar incident in May 2022 when a lawmaker representing Aguata North local government at the state House of Assembly, Okechukwu Okoye, was beheaded by his abductors.

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