On Saturday evening, Anambra State Governor Charles Soludo denounced the assassination of Okechukwu Okoye, a legislator representing Aguata II Constituency in the state House of Assembly.
Last Sunday, while returning from a gathering, unknown gunmen seized the legislator and his assistant, Cyril Chiegboka.
Gunmen decapitated the legislator, and his body was dumped in a car park in Nnobi, Idemili South Local Government Area of the state.
Soludo questioned whether the congressman was assassinated by the same persons that assaulted him and three police officers in Isuofia two years ago.
In response to the occurrence, the previous governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria offered a N10 million prize to anybody or organization who can provide vital information that leads to the quick arrest of the offenders.
Part of the statement read:
“Anambra will win against the forces of darkness. Ndi Anambra should brace up for the all-out war against the criminals.
“Soludo condoles with his kinsmen of Isuofia, noting that it is probably the same criminal gang that attacked him and killed three policemen at Isuofia two years ago that are once again on the prowl. But they can never cow down Isuofia and Anambra state.
“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.
“He wishes to reassure Ndi Anambra 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.
“Anambra will win against the forces of darkness. Ndi Anambra should brace up for the all-out war against the criminals.”