Kidnappers keep Imo dep gov’s aide 4 months after

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By CHIDI NKWOPARA

OWERRI—Imo State Deputy Governor’s Principal Secretary, Emenike Ihekwoaba, who was kidnapped by a gang of gunmen about four months ago is still held captive by his captors.

Vanguard investigations revealed that the hoodlums are at the last count, asking for more funds after collecting about N10 million from their captive’s family.

Ihekwoaba, an architect by profession, was abducted by unknown gunmen at Amaraku Junction, Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of the state while he was on the way to his Nkwerre country home with his wife.

Confirming the ugly situation to Vanguard in a telephone chat, the Senior Special Assistant to the Deputy Governor on Media Affairs, Chief Onyema Opara, said his boss was worried about the situation.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Chinedu Offor, has said security agents were doing everything possible to ensure release of Special Assistant to Governor Rochas Okorocha, Miss Nkiru Sylvester, who was kidnapped last weekend.

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