The former Deputy Governor of Anambra State Dr. Chudi Nwike, who was kidnapped on March 19, has been killed by his kidnappers who had demanded N30 million ransom which they collected a negotiated amount.The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) said in a statement that the body was identified at the Agbor Police Station in Delta State by the Anambra State Chairman of the party), Chief Amaechi Obidike, State Secretary Barr Emeka Ibe, and the victim’s brother, Dr.Bufo Nwike.
statement noted that the family had negotiated and paid a ransom prior
to the discovery of the body, Bufo Nwike handling the negotiations and
arranging to pay to the kidnappers N5million at an undisclosed location
in Delta State.
That ransom was in paid on April 5, but the
kidnappers, after collecting the money from the courier, cut off all
further communications. The body was discovered thereafter.
are tremendously ashamed of the circumstances of his death and wish we
could now erase from history that a former Deputy Governor of a State in
Nigeria died in this manner,” the statement said.
called on the security agencies, in view of the fact that they did not
succeed in tracking down the abductors of the former Deputy Governor
while he lived, to “rise and smash all obstacles on the way to
unearthing the abductors and killers of ACN’s rare gem, an embodiment of
peace and knowledge.”