Egwu's In-law, Kennedy Ogba Kidnapped in Ebonyi

By The Citizen

The elder brother to the wife of former Governor of Ebonyi State, Mr. Kennedy Ogba, has been kidnapped by four unknown gunmen at his Nsuruakpa residence in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Ogba, it was gathered, was kidnapped on Friday evening around 5pm at his compound, after attending a burial of the wife of his church member in his community.

Ogba, who is the immediate elder brother to Mrs. Eunice Ukamaka Egwu, represented Ohaukwu South Constituency in the state House of Assembly (2003-2007) and also a former chairman of Ohaukwu Local Government Area.

A family source disclosed that they passed the kidnappers almost at the entrance gate of the victim's compound, when they were returning from the burial but never suspected that they were trailing them for such an act.

He said the kidnappers entered the compound in a civil manner, accosted him when he was about opening his house and before they could realise the strange behaviour in the compound, they held them hostage and made away with their cell phones so that they would not make any contacts.

According to the source, 'four of them were strange faces. They were not masked. I have not seen them in my life. We passed them when we were coming from the burial. They were trekking but we never suspected that they were in for such act. When they entered the compound, we were sitting within the gate, when four of them came into the compound.

'Because our boss is a jovial and simple man, who does not allow anybody to question his visitors, we never cared to ask them what their mission was, till after a time, when we started experiencing strange behaviour with them. We rushed them but they surrendered (sic) us with their guns, collected our phones and veered off with his car,' he said.

However, when contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Chris Anyanwu, said he has not gotten official report about the incident, adding that 'as soon as I get it, I will brief you on it”. Thisday