Four arrested over killing, beheading of Anambra lawmaker – Soludo


Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, has vowed that the murderers of Cyril Chiegboka and Hon Okechukwu Okoye won’t go unpunished.

Governor Soludo made this declaration when he paid his last respects to the late Mr Cyril Chiegboka, who was killed alongside his boss, Hon Okechukwu Okoye, the lawmaker that represented Aguata II Constituency in the State House of Assembly, last month.

The Governor also confirmed the arrest of four suspects involved in the gruesome murder of the duo.

Recall that the deceased dismembered bodies were found a week later after they were kidnapped by gunmen on the 15th of May, 2022.

A mass which was held in honour of the Late Chiegboka took place at St Paul’s Outstation, Isuofia, and was celebrated by the Catholic Bishop of Ekwulobia, Most Reverend Peter Okpalaeke.

Governor Soludo who revealed that criminals who held parts of the state hostage especially in the South Senatorial zone are gradually being rounded up, asked the people to partner his government by volunteering timely information through the numbers released to the public for such purpose.

The Governor also stressed that the duo of Hon. Okoye and Mr. Chiegboka as well as others who paid the ultimate price will not die in vain.

He called on the church to resist the ascendancy of idolatry practice which is evidently gaining ground across communities in the state.

Soludo said that findings reveal that youths are being indoctrinated into idol worship and sworn to oath before such idols, which influences them into criminal activities.

The Governor consoled the Chiegboka family and the entire Isuofia Community, expressing optimism that in no distant time, the criminals will be fully routed out and Anambra State will witness peace and tranquillity again

In his homily, Bishop Okpalaeke who proclaimed the judgement of God upon the perpetrators said that the Late Chiegboka was a well known man that excelled in many engagements.

The remains of the late Cyril Chiegboka was later committed to mother earth