Enugu Police Confirm Abduction Of State’s Monarch, Wife
Enugu State Police Command on Monday, August 5, 2019, confirmed the abduction of the traditional ruler of Obom-Agbogugu, Awgu Local Government Area, Igwe Sunday Orji and his wife by unidentified gunmen.
However, the abductors have reportedly contacted the royal family, requesting for a N50 million ransom.
Igwe Orji was reportedly kidnapped with his wife around Ogbaku before Agbogwugwu junction along Enugu-Port-Harcourt expressway while they were returning from a Thanksgiving Mass at around 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, Punch reports
The gunmen came out of bush, shot indiscriminately into the air forcing the monarch to stop before he and his wife were whisked away.
The kidnapping of Igwe is coming barely three days after a Catholic priest, Reverend Father Paul Offu was murdered by yet-to-be-identified gunmen along Ihe-Agbudu road.
Confirming the incident, the state Public Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, described the kidnapping of the monarch and wife as unfortunate.
Report said the police has swung into action to rescue the traditional ruler immediately the command got information about his kidnap.
According to him, a squad of policemen were already in the bush trailing Igwe’s abductors.
“I can assure you that our men are on top of the situation and Igwe and his wife would soon be rescued unhurt.”
– Goldmyne TV