By Perez Brisibe
EKETE—GUNMEN, suspected to be kidnappers, have abducted Mrs. Theresa Sakpra, the wife of the Delta State Commissioner for Special Duties, Governor’s Office, Chief Henry Sakpra.
Mrs. Sakpra was said to have been abducted, last Thursday, around the Ekete Inland Junction along the DSC Expressway in Udu Local Government Area of the state.
Giving details of the incident, a police source hinted that the victim was whisked away to an unknown destination by the hoodlums on her way home after dropping one of her sales girls along the expressway.
The source said: “The hoodlums went away with the victim in her car, which was later recovered the following day along the Effurun/Ughelli section of the East-West Road.”
Police keep mum
Contacted, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, said: “The facts are not known to me, so I cannot speak on it.”
Meanwhile, youths under the aegis of Udu Youth Council, UYC, while describing the spate of kidnappings in the area as alarming and cowardly, appealed to the hoodlums to release the victim.
The youths, in a statement by its President, Mr. Otito Yembra, said: “The abduction of Chief Sakpra’s wife was not only a cowardly act by desperate characters that seek to profit from their criminal conduct, but also a sore reminder of the growing resurgence of criminality as it concerns the despicable and anti-social kidnapping industry in Urhoboland and Udu in particular.”