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Anambra Assembly Holds Memorial Service For Murdered Lawmaker

Anambra Assembly Holds Memorial Service For Murdered Lawmaker

Anambra Assembly Holds Memorial Service For Murdered Lawmaker

Anambra Assembly Holds Memorial Service For Murdered Lawmaker

On Tuesday, the seventh House of Assembly held a farewell meeting in memory of the late Okechukwu Okoye, a representative for the Aguata II Constituency.

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Okoye was abducted in May and then killed by criminals.

Mr. Onyebuchi Ofor, the representative for the Ekwusigo Constituency, called on the security services and the state governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, to ensure that those responsible for the heinous act were identified and brought to justice during the meeting.

Ofor, who is also the Chairman of, the House Committee on Security, said those behind the killing will never find peace.

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The Speaker of the House, Mr. Uche Okafor, in his remarks, said a service of songs would be held on July 21, 2022, while the deceased body will be laid to rest the following day in his country home, Isuofia in the Aguata Local Government Area of the state.

Okafor assured the Okoye family of their support before, during, and after the burial.

Anambra Assembly Holds Memorial Service For Murdered Lawmaker

In their separate tributes during the valedictory session, Deputy Speaker, Mr. Paschal Agbodike, Mr. Lawrence Ezeudu, Mr. Emeka Aforka, Mr. Nonso Smart Okafor, Mr. Obinna Emenaka, Mr. Patrick Udoba, Mr. Timothy Ifediorama, Mr. Pete Ibida, and Mr. Catar Umeh, described the deceased member as a gentle and peace-loving man.

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In his vote of thanks, the elder brother of the deceased, Mr. David Okoye, appealed to Soludo and the lawmakers to ensure justice for his brother.

He noted that since the incident happened, no satisfactory action has been taken on the matter.

The late Okoye is survived by his wife, Ngozi Lovina Okoye and two and half year old daughter, Chidiogo Okoye.

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The state Deputy Governor, Dr. Onyekachi Ibezim, the state Chief Judge, Justice Onochie Anyaechebelu, SA to governor Soludo on Youth Development, Dr. Nelson Omenugha, and SA to the governor on National/State Assembly Matters, Hon. Anayo Nebe, was present during the valedictory session.


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