Breaking News
Translate

KIDNAPPING: One killed as wife of Ebonyi Deputy Leader is rescued

By PETER OKUTU

Wife of the Deputy Leader, Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Mrs Winifred Ogbu, was rescued from kidnappers, at the weekend, by the operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad(SARS) of Ebonyi State Police Command.

One of the kidnappers was killed in the process.

Mrs Ogbu, whose husband, Hon Anthony Ogbu, represents Ishielu North Constituency, was kidnapped in her Toyota Highlander vehicle near Grace Court Hotel, Abakaliki, by a six-member gang who came on  motorcycles.

”However, a SARS team, led by O/C SARS, swung into action and traced the kidnappers to Emezabi in Ngbo, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state” police spokesman, DSP Sylvester Igbo”, told reporters.

The police spokesman said the command had stepped up efforts geared towards tracking down other members of the gang.


Disclaimer

Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of vanguard newspapers or any employee thereof.