The Anambra State governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has announced that the state government will pay N10million to anyone who has valuable information to help fish out the killers of a member of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Okechukwu Okoye, and his personal aide, Mr. Cyril Chiegboka.
The Governor expressed shock and deep sadness over the gruesome murder of Okoye, member representing Aguata II Constituency at the State House of Assembly.
Okoye, who represented Aguata II state constituency and a native of Soludo’s Isuofia village, was kidnapped alongside his aide on May 15 by yet-to-be identified hoodlums, who attacked them on the road in Aguata while they were driving in a Sienna space bus.
The kidnappers whisked Okoye and Chiegboka away and abandoned the lawmaker’s vehicle.
The spokesman of the Anambra State Police Command, Mr. Ikenga Tochukwu, stated that Okoye’s head was on Saturday found somewhere in Nnobi in Idemili South local government area of the state.
Gov Soludo, in a statement signed by his press secretary, Christian Aburime condoling with the kinsmen of Isuofia, said that those responsible for his murder are probably the same criminal gang that attacked him and killed three policemen at Isuofia two years ago.
He vowed that perpetrators of the act and all criminals in Anambra will be brought to justice.
His statement read; “Governor Soludo has consequently placed a N10 million 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.”
Soludo assured Ndi Anambra of its cooperation with the security agencies to deal with the criminals and ensure they are brought to justice.
“Anambra will win against the forces of darkness”, Gov Soludo assured, urging Ndi Anambra to brace up for the all-out war against the criminals.