The Anambra State House of Assembly has expressed deep shock over the gruesome murder of one of its members, Mr Okechukwu Okoye by unknown gunmen.
Mr Okoye who was the member representing Aguata Constituency two was kidnapped on the 15th of May, 2022.
In a press statement, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Mr Uche Okafor says the Legislature received with shock the gruesome murder describing it as unfortunate and heartbreaking.
Mr. Okafor who describes late Okoye as one of the outspoken and articulated lawmakers noted that the Legislative Institution in the state has lost a quality member.
The Speaker recalls the late Mr Okoye’s sense of humour, hospitality, and commitment to duty among other positive attributes, adding that his demise will really be felt in the House of Assembly.
He urges Governor Chukwuma Soludo not to relent in his efforts towards achieving maximum security of lives and property in Anambra state and called on well-meaning citizens to join hands with the governor in that direction.
Mr Uche Okafor while Commiserating with the immediate family of the deceased, his kinsman, Governor Soludo, and the entire Isuofia community on behalf of the members of the State House of Assembly enjoined them to take solace in the fact that the short but eventful life of the late lawmaker was full of quality service to God and humanity.
Late Okechukwu Okoye was the member representing Aguata constituency two including Isuofia from where governor Cukwuma Soludo hails.
Reporting by Uche Ndeke, editing by Daniel Adejo