16th May, 2022
By Chimezie Anaso
A lawmaker representing Aguata Constituency 1 in Anambra House of Assembly, Mr Okechukwu Okoye, was kidnapped in Aguata area of the state on Sunday.
While confirming the abduction of Okoye, an indigene of Isuofia, the same community as Gov. Chukwuma Soludo, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, said the lawmaker’s black Siena bus, which he was driving before the incident, had been recovered.
Ikenga who spoke with News Agency of Nigeria added that the command had launched a manhunt for the kidnappers with the aim of rescuing Okechukwu Okoye.
The PPRO also confirmed the killing of a member of a vigilante group, who was on a motorcycle in Oko town, Anambra, on Sunday.
Ikenga said the deceased was putting on a special security outfit, but was not a personnel of the command.
He described as misleading, a version of the story that said the deceased was a policeman while urging the public to disregard the story.
“The Anambra State Police operatives on May 15 recovered a lifeless body in a police T-shirt found along Oko expressway.
“Preliminary information shows that the unidentified body is not a member of the Nigeria Police Force.
“Meanwhile, investigation has begun to unravel the identity of the deceased and perpetrators of the murder,” he said.
Ikenga said normalcy had been restored to the area, and urged everyone to remain calm while being safety conscious.