Governor Soludo Says Eight Persons Arrested For Killing, Beheading Anambra Lawmaker


Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State on Friday revealed that eight persons were arrested in connection with the murder of the late state lawmaker, Okey Okoye.
SaharaReporters had reported that Okoye who was representing Governor Soludo in the State Assembly was kidnapped alongside his personal assistant, Cyril Chiegboka in May 2022.

Speaking during the burial of the late Okoye, who represented Aguata State constituency on Friday in his home town, Isuofia, Soludo vowed that he would not rest until all those involved in his gruesome murder are brought to justice.

He also expressed his solidarity to all the victims of criminality in the state, and reassured that every criminal would surely face justice.

According to him, “These people are not unknown gunmen. They live among our people, some of them have families and operate from various communities. We need you to help us identify them so that they can face justice.

“The gunmen came with their strange religion, but there is no relationship between light and darkness. Their gods drink blood, but ours doesn’t, that’s why we need to fight them together.

“Eight persons have so far been arrested, among those who participated in the killing of our brother Okey, and we will not rest until we get all of them.”

The governor also declared ‘operation know your tenants,’ commencing with Isuofia his community, saying that everyone needs to know those who live amongst them especially non-indigenes, as a way of identifying the criminal elements within the communities.

He disclosed that the state House of Assembly had already written to INEC about the vacuum that exists in the constituency, with Okoye’s exit, noting that a by-election would soon be conducted to complete his tenure.
He however assured the family that every entitlement due to the late lawmaker would be paid to them.

Sahara Reporters