The 7th Anambra State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, held a valedictory session in honour of its member, the late Hon. Okechukwu Okoye, representing Aguata II State Constituency, who was kidnapped and beheaded by gunmen terrorizing the southeast region of Nigeria, ANAMBRA PEOPLE reports.
The curses were placed on the killers by the Lawmaker representing Ekwusigo State Constituency and Chairman, House Committee on Security, Apostle Onyebuchi Ofor, while making his remark during the session.
He prayed God that those behind the killing would never find peace and cry of a baby in their present and future generation.
He called on the state governor, Chukwuma Soludo, and security agencies in the state, to ensure those behind the barbaric act were exposed and brought to justice.
Speaker of Anambra state House of Assembly, Hon. Uche Okafor condemned the killing and announced that a service of song will be held on Thursday, 21st July 2022 while the deceased will be laid to rest on Friday, 22nd, 2022 in his country home, Isuofia in Aguata local government area of the state.
The Speaker assured the Okoye family of their full support during and after the burial.
In their separate tributes during the valedictory session, Deputy Speaker, Hon. Paschal Agbodike, Hon. Laurence Ezeudu, Hon. Emeka Aforka, Hon. Nonso Smart Okafor, Hon. Obinna Emenaka, Hon. Patrick Udoba, Hon. Timothy Ifediorama, Hon. Pete Ibida and Hon. Catar Umeh, described their fallen member as a gentle and peace-loving man.
In his vote of thanks, the elder brother to the late Lawmaker, Hon. David Okoye, appealed to governor Soludo and the State Lawmakers to ensure Justice for his brother.
He regretted that since the incidence, no progress has been made on the matter.
Present at the valedictory session were, the State Deputy Governor, Dr Onyekachi Ibezim, the State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Onochie Anyaechebelu, SA to governor Soludo on Youth Development, Dr Nelson Obinna Omenugha and SA to the governor on National/State Assembly Matters, Hon. Anayo Nebe.
The deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs Ngozi Lovina Okoye and daughter.