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General News of Monday, 23 January 2023


Gunmen behead LG boss after collecting N6m ransom

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Chris Ohizu, the abducted Administrator of the Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State has been beheaded.

Ohizu was killed on Sunday, January 22 after the six million naira random was allegedly paid to the abductors.

Video of his beheading surfaced online on Sunday, where his killers insisted that there would be no election in the country, The Punch reports.

According to a source from the LGA who spoke to The Punch, the killers of the sole administrator published videos of the beheading with the phone of their victim on his WhatsApp status.

The source said, “The sole administrator has been beheaded. We saw videos of how he was being beheaded on Sunday. His killers posted it with his phone on his own WhatsApp status. That was how people got to know that he was beheaded.

“The videos were horrible. He was tied and half naked before he was beheaded. That was a painful way to die. They butchered him after collecting N6 million ransom.”

When contacted, the spokesperson for the police in the state, Henry Okoye, confirmed the incident and simply said “investigation is ongoing.”

The slain sole administrator was kidnapped on Friday alongside two others after burning his country home at Imoko community in the Arondizuogu area of the LGA, reports The Punch.

He was shot before he was taken away.