A youth leader of the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra State who was kidnapped from his home in Ukpor in Nnewi South Local Government Area of the state has been found dead.
Information has it that the youth leader, Hon Emeka Alaehobi, was abducted three days ago, but his abductors never reached out with any demand for ransom.
A source said on Saturday: “He is Hon Emeka Alaehobi, Nnewi South APGA local government youth leader. He was kidnapped two days ago by unknown gunmen.
“This morning his remains were found dumped at Utuh Junction.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed that a corpse was discovered in the area on Saturday, said that it had been removed by some persons when security operatives got to the scene.
He was however unable to ascertain the identity of the corpse.
Ikenga said: “When our operatives got to the scene, the corpse had been removed by some persons, we are yet to identify, and we have also ascertained that the corpse is that of the youth leader.”
Ukpor, the headquarters of Nnewi South Local Government Area, has recently become one of the most troubled part of the state, since violent crime erupted in Anambra.
The council headquarters has severally been attacked, same for the police division in the area.
Sources said eligible youths of the community have all fled for fear of being conscripted forcefully into criminal gangs.
Meanwhile, the State Government led by Prof. Chukwuma Soludo recently recorded tremendous success in its fight against criminal elements in the state.
At the weekend, joint security operatives stormed a house in Oba, Idemili South Local Government Area, which was a hideout for criminals, and also a place where kidnap victims are kept in wait for ransom.
The house was demolished, and some suspects arrested, just as three kidnap victims, including a priest, were rescued.