A young man allegedly abducted near a hotel in Okpuno, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, has been found dead. The deceased, identified as Ifeanyi, hailed from Awgbu, Orumba North Local Government Area.
On Christmas day, his body was found in Awka, the state capital, two days after he was abducted along Geneva Hotel road.
A friend of the deceased, Ebuka Okoye, posted his photograph on his Facebook wall.
The post read: “One death too many!!! This sweet soul was kidnapped in the heart of the state capital on Friday, and just yesterday evening, his lifeless body was seen by the roadside.
“If such a barbaric outing can take place in the state’s capital city without any intelligence as regards hunting the perpetrators of this crime down, then I can confidently tell you that no person is safe down there.”
Also, one Naeche Okoye, who described the deceased as his younger brother, said: “Ifeanyi, my junior brother, continue resting in peace till we meet to part no more Amen… Awgbu Ebenese lost one of his honest sons, very painful.”
Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer Tochukwu Ikenga, said the case was cult-related as there were marks of axe cuts on the deceased body.
He said the body had been taken to the morgue, adding that investigations had commenced.
“It’s a pure case of murder and is still under investigation.
“We urge the witnesses where the dead body was found to volunteer information that will support the ongoing investigation.
The deceased, who is said to be an indigene of Awgbu, a community in Orumba North Local Government Area, was abducted at Okpuno, close to Geneva Hotel, and whisked away by his abductors.
“Meanwhile, the body has been recovered and deposited in the morgue,” he said.