April 2, 2023



Gunmen kidnap one other ex-lawmaker, others at safety checkpoint in Anambra

One other former member in Anambra State Home of Meeting, Barr Sylvester Okeke, has been allegedly kidnapped by gunmen.

Okeke, who represented Anaocha State Constituency 1 between June 2007 to June 2011, was kidnapped at a safety check-point alongside Awka/Nibo highway by ring highway, Nkwelle village in Awka, Awka South Native Authorities Space.

A viral video confirmed the place Okeke’s automobile with a registration quantity, Anambra State Legislator  11A-AN June 2007-June 2011, was deserted on the safety publish with one other automobile at its again whose registration quantity is Lagos LSR-409GU.

The 2 vehicles had been ridden with gunshots even because the voice narrator within the video blamed the safety operatives for the act, as a result of based on them, the check-point was set-up by the safety males which appeared to have equally deserted it, thereby turning the realm right into a hazard zone.

In the meantime, a household supply, who confirmed abduction of Okeke, mentioned the occasion occurred round 7pm on Thursday, when the previous lawmaker was driving residence, and that the abductors had been but to ascertain contact with them.

The Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Anambra State Police Command, Mr Tochukwu Ikenga, was but to verify this report regardless of the textual content message and WhatsApp message despatched to him.

Blueprint stories that Okeke could be the fifth state former legislator kidnapped after Hon. Okechukwu Okoye, and Hon. Nelson Achukwu had been kidnapped and killed respectively, whereas Hon. Benson Nwawulu was later freed by kidnapped.

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