Police has recovered the headless body of 70-year-old LP chieftain, Mr Zachary Maduka in Abia.
The Police Pubic Relations Officer in Abia state, ASP Maureen Chioma Chinaka, who disclosed this through a statement made available to newsmen, also confirmed the death of Mr Zachary Maduka, a Campaign Director of the Labour Party in the 2023 elections in Uturu, Isuikwuato Local Government Area of the state.
Maduka, a 70-year-old native of Ezieke Akpukpa village, was beheaded by yet-to-be identified men on Wednesday night.
She pointed out that investigation is ongoing to unravel those behind the gruesome murder.
The statement read, “Mr. Nmaduka was violently attacked, shot, and beheaded by unidentified assailants while he was at a drinking joint in Amelechi Akpukpa community.
“Upon receiving this distressing information, a joint team comprising police and army personnel were swiftly dispatched to the scene.
“Tragically, they recovered Mr. Maduka’s lifeless body. Photographic evidence was captured at the scene, and the deceased’s remains were promptly evacuated and deposited at Marist Mortuary Uturu”.
Maduka was the home branch chairman of Uturu Development Union.
It was gathered that the assailants numbering about 10 wielded pump action guns, cutlasses, and several other weapons had shot him dead at a drinking joint in Amelechi Akpukpa community.
The victim was reportedly dragged on the floor before he was finally beheaded and his head taken away by his assailants.
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