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Gunmen Behead Ex-Lawmaker In Anambra

Gunmen have beheaded Nelson Achukwu, a former lawmaker in Anambra State.

The victim from Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, was reportedly abducted a few months ago by gunmen who accused him of providing information to military authorities.

He was, however, released after his abductors realised he was not guilty of the allegation.

Mr Achukwu, a physically-challenged person, was again abducted three weeks ago from his house in the Mkpor community.

He was beheaded after his family reportedly paid N15 million as ransom to the gunmen.

The police spokesperson in Anambra State, Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident on Wednesday, saying the body of the former lawmaker was found on Tuesday between the boundary of Uke and Ukpor Communities in the council area.

The police would not relent in investigating the incident and assured that the suspects would be tracked down.

Achukwu is the owner of Nelly Oil & Gas Filling Station in Utuh, another community in the council area.

He represented Nnewi South 2 Constituency in the state assembly during the administration of former governor, Chris Ngige.

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