Okechukwu Okoye, a lawmaker with the Anambra House of Assembly, has been reported missing since he disappeared yesterday from a location known as Aguata 1, the constituency in which he represents in the state.
Meanwhile, information that he was actually kidnapped was further confirmed by DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Anambra State Command, hinted that the only means for now to tell that the lawmaker was kidnapped is the abandoned and recovered black Siena bus, which he was driving before the incident.
Investigation into Okechukwu Okoye’s Case
The PPRO revealed that the state police are doing everything in their power to ensure he returns unharmed as they have launched a manhunt for the kidnappers with the aim of rescuing Okechukwu Okoye.
According to him, he revealed that they also recorded casualty and confirmed the killing of a member of a vigilante group, who was on a motorcycle in Oko town, of the state, the same day the lawmaker was abducted.
He cleared the air of the allegations that it was a police officer that was killed in the process, adding that nothing of that nature took place, that it was only a security guard that lost his life.
He said, “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,” adding that investigations has begun to unravel the identity of the deceased and perpetrators of the crime.