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Saturday, 1 July 2017

Gunmen Kidnap Imo APC Chieftain, N6million Ransom Requested

Imo State, Owerri, News, Chieftain, APC,
Barrister Kingsley Ononuju
An APC chieftain in Imo State has been abducted by unknown gunmen with a ransom running into millions already demanded from the family. Gunmen have abducted a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Imo State, Barrister Kingsley Ononuju.

A family source told The Punch correspondent on Saturday that Ononuju was kidnapped after he left his Owerri residence located at Oguta Street in Aladimma area of the state capital at 8pm on Thursday.

The family source who preferred anonymity said that the gunmen established contact with the family on Friday where they demanded N6m as the condition for his release.

The source said, “We don’t know at what point he was kidnapped but his abduction took place after he left his Owerri residence at about 8pm on Thursday. His abductors called on Friday and allowed us to speak to him. We also spoke on Saturday. They are demanding N6m as ransom.”

The kidnap victim was a member of the People’s Democratic Party and served as a Special Adviser on New Partnership For Africa’s Development to the former Governor of the State, Ikedi Ohakim.

When contacted, the state Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, said that the kidnap incident had yet to be reported to the police.

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