The victim, Mrs, Stella Okeme, wife of the Special Adviser to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, on labour and SERVICOM,was abducted by eight men suspected to be kidnappers around Ogbeke Square, Asaba at nightfall on Tuesday and zoomed into an unknown location.
A resident, Joy Nwani who spoke with DAILY POST said, ” The woman was forced into a car at gunpoint by the kidnappers with heavy guns, they drove away to an unknown destination.”
But the state commissioner of police, Mr ,Mustafa Muhammad who confirmed the incident, said efforts were ongoing to rescue the woman unhurt, adding, ” All has been done to rescue her, our anti-kidnapping outfit is out on the trial of the suspects.”
The husband of the victim, Mr Mike Okeme who spoke with DAILY POST said, “Somebody called in the early hours asking for N100m, it is laughable, we are praying hard, the police are trailing them. God will fish them out. My wife will be released unhurt. I serve a living God.”
Unconfirmed sources said the victim was allegedly hoodwinked into the bush by the kidnappers who unsuspectingly were eating in a nearby restaurant by a close friend who during the bubble burst was screaming for help in the disguised.
Police boss, Mustafa Muhammad in a swift reaction told DAILY POST that, “We are working hard to reduce the menace. We have arrested quite a number of suspects, prosecuted them, we are doing our best, we urge people in the areas to provide us with useful information regarding the incident.”