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70-year-old Labour Party chieftain beheaded in Abia

A 70-year-old chieftain of the ruling Labour Party in Abia State, Maduka Zachary popularly known as ” Power Zac”, has been beheaded in his house.

The deceased was the Campaign Director of Labour Party in the 2023 elections in Uturu, Isuikwuato Local Government Area of the state.

Nigeriacrime.com gathered that Zachary was also the Campaign Director of the member representing Isuikwuato/ Umunneochi Federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Amobi Ogah.

The late Zachary was also the home branch Chairman of Uturu Union.

Reports said he was slaughtered in his Uturu country -home by his yet-to-be-identified assailants who reportedly took away his head.

Zachary was part of the local security team combating the rising insecurity in Uturu.

Confirming the development, the Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Abia State, Moureen Chinaka, said the 70-year-old chieftain was violently attacked, murdered and beheaded by a yet-to-be-identified armed men.

The PPRO who said that investigations into the dastardly act had begun, revealed that the attack took place at a drinking joint.

According to the State PPRO: “On September 13, 2023, at approximately 8:30 PM, the DPO Uturu Police Division on discreet information concerning the unfortunate murder of Hon. Zachary Nmaduka, also known as Power Zack M, a 70-year-old native of Ezieke Akpukpa Uturu.

“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 was swiftly dispatched to the scene.

“Tragically, they recovered Mr Nmaduka’s lifeless body. Photographic evidence was captured at the scene, and the deceased’s remains were promptly evacuated and deposited at Marist Mortuary Uturu”.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Labour Party in Abia State, Ceekay Igara, said that he had spoken with the LP Local Government Chairman in the area who also confirmed it to him.

” I have spoken with the Chairman of our party in the LGA and he confirmed it. He said it might not be unconnected with insecurity because the man was strong in the fight against insecurity and cultism in that region.”

The incident, according to him, occurred Tuesday night.

Insecurity has been a major challenge around Uturu) Okigwe/Umunneochi/Isiagu axis cutting across three states.

Bandits have moved to the area a nightmare as kidnapping for ransom has also been on the increase even along the Enugu Port Harcourt Expressway way.

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