BY Emma Amaize
WARRI—Son of Secretary to Delta State Government, Mr Ovuozourie Macaulay, was kidnapped, yesterday, in his hometown, Owheologbo, near Ozoro, in Isoko North Local Government Area of the state.
The details of the incident were hazy at press time, but spokesman of the state police command, Mr. Charles Muka, told Vanguard that three persons had been arrested by the police in connection with the incident. Macaulay, who also spoke to Vanguard said: “The news of the kidnap of my son has just reached me.”
He added that he just returned to the country and was still in Lagos State, when he got the report of his son’s kidnap.
“I had been away on medical treatment and just returned, when I got the news this (yesterday) morning.”
Asked what his son went to do in the village, he said, “Is it not his hometown, won’t he go to his hometown again? He had just finished his Master’s programme outside the country and had been shuttling between Asaba and Owheologbo.”
Vanguard gathered that the kidnappers, whose aim is yet to be confirmed, were yet to establish contact with the family.
It will be recalled that Mr. Samuel Uduaghan, a cousin to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, was kidnapped last week, in his home on Direct Labour Agency Road, Asaba and released, Saturday evening. This was days after former Super Eagles player, Christian Obodo, was kidnapped at Effurun, near Warri, penultimate week. Though he had also been released.