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Senator Orji Uzor Kalu who is the lawmaker representing Abia North Senatorial District in the Senate has expressed sadness over the brutal murder of Mr Zachary Maduka, a chieftain of the Labour Party (LP) in Uturu, Isikwuato Local Government Area of the state by some yet-to-be-identified assailants.
Kalu, a two-term former governor of Abia State, in a statement from his media office which was sent to The Eastern Updates, described the killing of Maduka— who was beheaded by his killers as callous and unacceptable, calling on the security agencies to fish out the perpetrators.
He said no Abia North Constituent deserves such inhumane and painful death. While Senator Orji Uzor Kalu condoles with the family of the deceased, he has charged the security agencies to leave no stone unturned in finding those behind the killing and bring them to book.
‘In the same vein, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu will continue to collaborate with Governor Alex Otti, security agencies to ensure the safety of lives and properties of the people of Abia North Senatorial District,’ the statement partly said.
Recall that the Abia State Police command had earlier in the week corroborated the tragic incident of the beheading of Zachary Maduka, widely recognized as Power Zac, and a prominent member of the Labour Party (LP).
The 70-year-old Maduka, formerly the director general for Amobi Ogah, who represented Isuikwuato/Umunneochi federal constituency, reportedly met his demise at a gathering spot in the Amelechi Akpukpa community.
The Abia State Police Command, through a statement released by Maureen Chinaka, has officially verified the horrifying murder. According to the statement, at approximately 8:30 pm on Wednesday, the DPO of the Uturu Police division received undercover information about the tragic killing of Maduka, a resident of Ezieke Akpukpa, Uturu.
The statement revealed that Maduka fell victim to a brutal assault, including being shot, and was ultimately beheaded by unknown assailants. This occurred while he was at the drinking joint.
The PPRO additionally stated that upon receiving the information, a combined unit of police and army personnel was swiftly dispatched to the location.