BY PETER OKUTU
ABAKALIKI-A Consultant Paediatrician, Dr. Pius Chuka Manyaike with the
Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, FETHA, was on Sunday afternoon at No. 15A Owerri Street, Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
It was gathered that his security man, identified as Peter was also shot dead by the kidnappers when he tried to stop the gunmen from gaining entry into the premises of the private hospital where his boss, Manyaike, was allegedly kidnapped.
Vanguard learnt that Dr. Manyaike was kidnapped by two gunmen carrying AK 47 rifles who drove into his private hospital, St Marks Children Specialist Hospital in Abakaliki in a black coloured BMW car.
Confirming the incident, the Ebonyi state Police Public Relations officer, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, Sylvester Igbo noted that the gateman of the hospital identified as Peter who was shot dead by the gunmen had been deposited at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, FETHA, mortuary.
According to Igbo, five empty shells of AK 47 were picked at the scene
of the crime as efforts were on to track down the culprits.
“Today being 5th May, 2013, at about 1300 hrs at No 15A Owerri street
Abakaliki, one Dr. Manyaike Pius, the owner of Saint Marks Specialist
Clinic was kidnapped with his vehicle BMW black in colour by two armed
men with AK 47 at his entrance of the gate.
“His gateman by name Peter (surname yet to be known) was shot dead,
five empty shell of AK 47 picked at the scene. Corpse was deposited at
FETHA; effort is on to trace the culprits”