EZE-ELECT, ANOTHER KIDNAPPED IN IMO
BY CHIDI NKWOPARA, OWERRI.
The Eze -elect of Awo Mbieri autonomous community, Mbaitoli local council area of Imo State, Nze Oliver Nwaozuzu, has been abducted by gunmen from his village church.
The euphoria of Nze Nwaozuzu's recent victory at a plebiscite conducted in the community by the state government had hardly died down before he was picked by hoodlums.
Vanguard investigation revealed that about five hours after his kidnap, the Eze-elect's car, which was allegedly used to ferry him into the kidnapper's dungeon, was spotted at the foot of the Niger Bridge, Onitsha, Anambra State.
A villager who spoke on strict grounds of anonymity lamented that 'the community has been thrown into palpable confusion' and passionately appealed to the security agencies to ensure his safe return to his subjects.
Meanwhile, another middle aged housewife, whose identity could not be ascertained at press time, has reportedly been kidnapped by rampaging kidnappers in Umunoha community, also in Mbaitoli local government area of the state.
Vanguard gathered that the woman was on her way to Umunoha community in her Toyota Avalon saloon car when she was forced to stop and abducted by the gangsters.
When contacted on his mobile phone, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Samuel Oodee, said the Command was aware of the reported kidnap of the citizens and was already investigating the cases.