Police confirm beheading of LP chieftain

Abia State Police command has confirmed the beheading of a chieftain of the Labour Party (LP), Zachary Maduka, popularly known as Power Zac.

Maduka, 70, who was director general for Amobi Ogah, member representing Isuikwuato/Umunneochi federal constituency was reportedly murdered at a drinking joint in Amelechi Akpukpa community.

Confirming the gruesome murder, Abia State Police Command, in a statement by Maureen Chinaka said at about 8:30pm on Wednesday, the DPO, Uturu Police division, gave a discreet information concerning the murder of Maduka, a native of Ezieke Akpukpa, Uturu.

The statement said Maduka was violently attacked, shot and beheaded by unidentified assailants while at the drinking joint.

The PPRO added that on receiving the information, a joint team comprising police and army personnel was dispatched to the scene.

Before the security team could arrive, the assailants had fled, however, they recovered the body which was later deposited at a morgue in the area.

Reacting, LP in the area condemned the gruesome murder of their member and called on police to unravel those behind the dastardly act.

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