Mr. Cyril Chiegboka, the assistant of the decapitated member of the Anambra State House of Assembly, buried at Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s Isuofia village in the Aguata local government area of Anambra State.
The dismembered remains of Chiegboka and his boss, Hon. Okechukwu Okoye, who represented the Aguata 11 seat, were discovered four days after their abduction last month.
Yesterday, during his funeral, Governor Soludo swore that the killers of both men will be brought to justice.
As he paid his tributes to Cyril Chiegboka, the governor reported the arrest of four suspects in the brutal murder of the two men.
Soludo disclosed that criminals who held portions of the state captive, particularly in the South senatorial zone, were being gradually apprehended, and he asked the people to collaborate with his administration by providing timely information via the numbers made available for this reason.
He also pledged that the deaths of the honourable Okoye, Mr. Chiegboka, and others who paid the ultimate sacrifice would not be in vain.
In addition, he urged the church to combat the rise of the practise of idolatry, which is plainly gaining hold across the state’s communities.
According to his results, teenagers were brainwashed in idol worship and oath-taking before such idols, which led them to engage in criminal behaviour.
He comforted the Chiegboka family and the whole Isuofia Community, expressing confidence that Anambra State will once again experience peace and tranquilly in the not-too-distant future.
The Catholic Bishop of Ekwulobia Diocese, Most Reverend Peter Okpalaeke, officiated in the funeral Mass for the late Chiegboka, which took place at St Paul’s Catholic Church in Isuofia.
In his sermon, Bishop Okpalaeke pronounced God’s wrath upon the culprits and recalled that the late Chiegboka was a well-known man who excelled in several endeavours.