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Gunmen behead Imo LG boss after collecting ransom

The abducted Sole Administrator of the Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State, Chris Ohizu, has been beheaded.

The council boss was butchered on Sunday after his abductors allegedly received N6 million as ransom.

Video of his beheading surfaced online on Sunday, where his killers insisted that there would be no election in the country.

A source from the LGA, who did not want to be named, disclosed that the killers of the Sole Administrator published videos of the beheading with the phone of their victim on his WhatsApp status.

The source said: “The Sole Administrator has been beheaded.

“We saw videos of how he was being beheaded on Sunday.

“His killers posted it with his phone on his own WhatsApp status.

“That was how people got to know that he was beheaded.

“The videos were horrible.

“He was tied and half naked before he was beheaded.

“That was a painful way to die.

“They butchered him after collecting N6 million ransom.”

When contacted, the spokesperson of the Imo State Police Command, Henry Okoye, confirmed the incident, simply saying: “Investigation is ongoing.”

The slain Sole Administrator was kidnapped on Friday alongside two others after burning his country home at Imoko community in Arondizuogu area of the LGA.

Ohizu was shot before he was taken away.

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