OWERRI—Dare devil kidnappers, yesterday, stormed Ubokwu, Obinze, Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State and whisked away Mr. Iheanyichukwu Chima, to an unknown destination.
Although information on the abduction was sketchy at press time, it was gathered that the armed hoodlums struck between 1 and 2a.m., Sunday.
A member of the community, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told Vanguard that the kidnappers carefully cut off the spiral wires used to secure the family building before gaining entrance into the house.
“Since this young man returned from Malaysia before the Christmas and New Year, we were seeing policemen around him, but it appeared the policemen were absent on Saturday night,” the source alleged.
It was not clear at press time, who was behind the kidnap, but Vanguard, gathered that “Iheanyichukwu, is currently erecting a two-storey building in the community and is pursuing the project with a speed that has baffled the natives.”
The aging kidnap victim’s father, Emmanuel, could not be reached for comments, but sources close to him, claimed that he has been inconsolable since the kidnappers struck and took his son.
The phone of the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, could not be reached for confirmation at press time.