PDP CHIEFTAIN KIDNAPPED, MURDERED IN RIVERS
A PDP chieftain and the immediate past chairman of Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State, Mr. Joseph Paago has been murdered. Paargo was kidnapped on Tuesday evening along Tai Gokana Road by unidentified gunmen on his way to Dere to attend a ceremony organized by Hon. Victor Giadom, the chairman of the local government. Paago's dead body was discovered inside his white Toyota Avensis car along Afam Road in Obigbo Local Government Area of the state.
Paago was a lecturer in the Faculty of Law of University of Port Harcourt, when he was appointed chairman, Caretaker Commitee of Gokana by Govenor Chibuike Amaechi after the Supreme Court declared him governor of the state. Paago handed over to Hon. Victor Giadom, the present local government chairman.
Findings showed that Paago was kidnapped last year but managed to escape from his kidnappers only to be kidnapped and killed a year after
Only Wednesday last week, the mother of Augutine Wokocha, the present Commissioner for Power was murdered by gunmen during the peak of Governor Ameachi's third aniversary celebration. The Police Public Relations Officer in Rivers State `Akin Fakore SP, confirmed the incident.
In a related development, two persons were on Wednesday morning sent to their early graves while another suffered serious bullet wounds when gunmen attacked Peak Milk Depot, Emenike Street, in the Diobu area of Port Harcourt.
The attack came just as policemen arrested two suspected kidnappers in the state.
The victims of the robbery attack identified as Mr Obinna Marcel and Mr. Onyeka were customers of the warehouse.
A security man Umaru Adamu attached to the office also sustained bullet wounds.
Eye witnesses said that the robbers numbering four and armed with AK 47 rifles stormed the warehouse at about 8.20 am and made away with undisclosed amount of money.
The incident was said to have caused pandemonium in the Diobu area as residents scampered for safety during the 10 minutes operation.
Confirming the incident, the Police image-maker in the state Mr. Fakorede, said the bodies of the two victims had been deposited at the Braithwaite Memorial Hospital Mortuary while the wounded security man was rushed to an undisclosed hospital.
He said investigation into the incident had started as police had intensified manhunt for the hoodlums.
In the same vein, two suspected kidnappers have been arrested by the state police command.
They are: Uzordimma Ugorji and Kingsley Onyemaechi suspected to be associates of the Abia-based Osisikankwu kidnap group.
Police authorities said the suspects were arrested at the Rumolumini area of Port Harcourt.
Police Spokesman Mr. Akin Fakorede (SP) told reporters that the suspects would soon be charged to court after investigations.