Metro

June 23, 2024

Gunmen kidnap Rivers monarch’s police orderly, driver

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By Davies Iheamnachor, Port Harcourt


Unidentified gunmen have kidnapped a police orderly and driver working with a respected royal father in Rivers State.

The victims were abducted on Saturday at the residence of the monarch, His Royal Highness(HRH) Chief Cornwell Ihunwo around Eagle Island.

It was learned that Ihunwo is the paramount ruler of Rumu-Elechi community in Nkpolu-Orowurokwo, Port Harcourt City Local Government Area.

An Executive member of Diobu Vigilante and Chief Security Officer of Nkpolu-Orowurokwo Godstime Ihunwo, who confirmed said the incident happened around 8pm.

Godstime alleged that the intent of the kidnap was the traditional ruler, condemning the move to abduct the community leader.

He said, “I received a call about abduction of HRH Cornwell Ihunwo about 9pm on Saturday 22ndJune,2024. I rushed down to his house at Eagle Island where I met him. Chief Cornwell told me it is his driver and Police orderly who were abducted.

“We condemn the planned abduction of HRH Cornwell Ihunwo and call on the Police to ensure a thorough investigation into the incident.”

However, when contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, a Superintendent of Police, confirmed the incident, adding that investigation into the incident is ongoing.