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Police confirm killing beheading of Labour Party campaign director, recovers headless body

Police confirm killing beheading of Labour Party campaign director, recovers headless body

The Abia State Police Command has confirmed the murder of a chieftain of the Labour Party, LP, Mr Zachary Nmaduka by unknown persons at Amelechi Akpukpa community in Uturu, Isuikwuato Local Government Area of the state.

It also confirmed that the victim was beheaded by his attackers who also left with the severed head.

The Command confirmed the development Thursday afternoon in a statement signed by ASP Maureen Chioma Chinaka, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO.

The statement read, “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.”

The statement noted that investigations are currently ongoing on the matter .

Before his murder, the late Nmaduka was said to be a grassroots politician who spoke out against insecurity in parts of Uturu land.

He was also said to be a campaign director of the Labour Party in the Isuikwuato/Umunneochi Federal Constituency in the last general election.

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