Police Confirms Beheading of 70-year Old Labour Party Leader in Abia State
The Police in Abia State has confirmed the murder of a 70-year old community leader and chieftain of the Labour Party (LP) Zachary Nmaduka in Amelechi Akpukpa community in Uturu, Isuikwuato Local Government Area.
The victim whose killers are yet to identified was said to have been trailed to drinking joint by his assailants who according to eyewitness report open fire on him, and severed off his head which they fled.
In a statement confirming the incident issued on Thursday by the spokesperson of the Abia State Police Command, ASP Maureen Chioma Chinaka, the police revealed that combined teams of security operatives were already on the trail of the killers.
The police statement reads in part:
“On September 13, 2023, at approximately 8:30 PM , the DPO Uturu Police division received 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.”