By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu
The Anambra State House of Assembly has been adjourned sine die after last Tuesday sitting. The adjournment is in honour of one of its members, Dr Okechukwu Okoye, who was abducted and killed by gunmen recently in Anambra.
The Speaker of the House, Mr Uche Okafor, announced the adjournment indefinitely following a motion moved by the Majority Leader, Dr Nnamdi Okafor, and supported by Hon Emma Nwafor, representing Orumba South Constituency.
Okafor officially announced the death of Okoye who was representing Aguata II Constituency under the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Dr Okechukwu Okoye was abducted on May 15 and the State Police Command confirmed his death on May 21.
‘With a heavy heart, we want to officially announce the death of one of us, Dr Okechukwu Okoye, who was abducted on May 15 and we heard the news of his death on May 21.
‘We sympathize with his family, his community, Isuofia, and the Aguata Constituency. We pray that the soul of the departed rest in peace and also pray that God will console all of us.
‘We therefore urge security agencies to intensify efforts towards ensuring that the perpetrators of this crime are brought to book.
‘We also urge Gov Charles Soludo to do more in ensuring the security of life and property in the state, while we advise residents to be security conscious and help security agencies with information,’ Mr Okafor said.