The headless body of Hon. Nelson Emeka Achukwu, popularly known as Ogbatuluenyi has been discovered by his relatives less than two weeks after he was kidnapped by gunmen.
Achukwu, a former member of Anambra State House of Assembly despite being physically challenged was kidnapped from his home in Ukpor, Nnewi South LGA, Anambra State.
This is the second of such gruesome murder after the lawmaker representing Aguata North; Governor Soludo’s constituency, at the state house Of Assembly, Okechukwu Okoye was beheaded by his abductors in May, 2022.
According to reports the late Anambra politician and businessman was kidnapped on the 9th of June, 2022.
His decapitated body was later found at the bank of the Ulasi river and was quickly buried by the family on Tuesday, 21st June, 2022, because his body has started decomposing. A family source told our correspondent that they couldn’t believe he would be killed after they paid the 15 million naira ransom requested by his abductors.
Hon. Bar. Nelson Emeka Achukwu was popular during the administration of Dr. Chris Ngige.
The gunmen reportedly abducted and released him a few months ago. Hon. Emeka Achukwu told members of his family that the gunmen accused him of providing information to the military but got released when they found out the allegations levelled against him were false.
The reason for his second kidnap and murder is still unknown.
He was the owner of Nelly Oil & Gas filling station situated along Onuselogu road, Utuh, Anambra state.
When contacted, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, the spokesman of Anambra State Police confirmed the sad news and assured that the command is 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 9th of June 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 on our investigation as we will ensure that the culprits will face the full wrath of the law,” Ikenga told our correspondent.