By Abiodun OBA
A 70-year-old man in Uturu in Isuikwuato LGA of Abia State has been beheaded by yet to be identified people.
Abia Police Command Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Maureen Chioma Chinaka, confirmed the incident in a statement.
“On September 13, 2023, at approximately 8:30 PM, The DPO Uturu Police Division received discreet information concerning the unfortunate murder of Hon. Zachary Nmaduka, also known as Power Zack M, a 70-year-old native of Ezieke Akpukpa Uturu.
“Mr Nmaduka was violently attacked, shot, and beheaded by unidentified assailants while he was at a drinking joint in Amelechi Akpukpa Community.
“Upon receiving this distressing information, a joint team comprising police and army personnel was swiftly dispatched to the scene.
“Tragically, they recovered Mr. Nmaduka’s lifeless body,” Chinaka said.
According to her, “Photographic evidence was captured at the scene, and the deceased’s remains were promptly evacuated and deposited at Marist Mortuary Uturu. Investigations are currently ongoing”.
The community royal father, HRH Eze Obialo Ejibe, could not be reached for his comments as he was said to have travelled to Britain three weeks ago for medical treatment.
However, a community source who pleaded for anonymity said the entire Uturu community, made up of three autonomous communities, has been engrossed in a sober mood, especially as the period was their new yam festival that is coming to a close today, Thursday.