The Governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo has received with shock and deep sadness the news of the gruesome murder of Hon. Okechukwu Okoye, member representing Aguata II Constituency at the State House of Assembly and his aide, Cyril Chiegboka.
Both Hon. Okoye and Cyril Chiegboka were kidnapped on the road by the “heartless barbaric murderers” on Sunday 15th May, 2022.
A statement issued in Awka on Saturday night by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Christian Aburime and made available to our correspondent stated that Governor Soludo, still in shock over the barbaric acts against his two kinsmen, vowed that the perpetrators as well as all criminals operating in Anambra must be decisively brought to book.
The statement observed that Governor Soludo, while condoling his kinsmen of Isuofia noted that it was probably the same criminal gang that attacked him (Soludo) and killed three policemen at Isuofia two years ago that were once again on the prowl.
“But they can never cow down Isuofia and Anambra state”, the statement quoted Soludo as saying.
It however, informed that Governor Soludo had, consequently, placed a N10 million reward for anyone or group that would avail valuable information that would lead to the immediate arrest of the perpetrators of this dastardly act.
“Anambra will soon be a hell for these criminals”, Soludo assured.
The statement added that the governor reassured residents of the state of government’s resolve and renewed determination with the security agencies to go all out against the criminals and ensure they were 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.