In a video obtained by our reporter, the severed head was found without his body in sight.
Okoye and one other person were kidnapped at Aguata, abandoning his Toyota Sienna car.
The police later recovered the car and said that they had deployed operatives to rescue the lawmaker and begun a manhunt to track the kidnappers.
While presenting the state’s revised budget to the state lawmakers on Friday, Governor Soludo informed them that their colleague who was representing him in the House of Assembly was still in the kidnapper’s den.
”I regret that one of you, the member representing the good people of Aguata II Constituency in the House of Assembly (my own representative) – Hon. Okechukwu Okoye, is still in the custody of the kidnappers.
“The security agencies are working very hard and round the clock to secure his freedom. God is on the throne and Anambra will win. Let me leave it at that”, the governor said at the House of Assembly.
But the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr Tochukwu Ikenga told Vanguard last night that Okoye had been killed.
“His head was found along Nnobi road today (Saturday). There is no suspect in custody yet,” the PPRO said.
Popularly known as ‘Okey Di Okay’, soft-spoken Hon. Okoye, a PhD holder, was one of the few cerebral members of the 7th Anambra State Assembly. He often conducted church choirs and will be missed.
In the viral video, two messages were seen near the scene where his decapitated head was dumped, signed by ‘unknown gunmen’, warning politicians to withdraw soldiers from Biafra land or face the consequences.