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Gunmen behead abducted Imo LG boss after collecting N6m ransom

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The abducted sole administrator of the Ideato North local government area of Imo State, Chris Ohizu, has been beheaded by his abductors after allegedly receiving a N6 million ransom.

According to Daily Trust, he was beheaded and killed on Sunday, less than 48 hours after his abduction.

Mr Ohizu was kidnapped alongside two others on Friday from his country home at Imoko community in Arondizuogu area.

His country home was also reportedly razed by the hoodlums.

It was gathered that the council’s sole administrator was shot before he was whisked away.

In a video which was seen by the newspaper, the abducted chairman was seen, kneeling down and his abductors warning Governor Hope Uzodimma that a similar fate awaited him.

It was gathered that after beheading him on Sunday, they posted the video with his phone on his WhatsApp status.

The Imo State Police Command spokesperson, Henry Okoye, who confirmed the incident, said that police had commenced an investigation into the incident.

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