THE traditional ruler of Omuoha Community in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State, Eze Barrister Igwesi Obiora Igwesi, was abducted by suspected kidnappers in Enugu, Friday night.
The royal father was reportedly kidnapped along Meniru Street in Awkunanaw area of Enugu capital city at about 7.45 p.m. by members of a heavily armed kidnap gang.
Sources said Igwesi, who owns not less than 10 secondary and primary schools in Enugu and Nkanu land, including the popular Kings Secondary School, Queen’s Comprehensive School and Igwe John Igwesi Memorial School, was abducted with his personal secretary whose name could not be ascertained at press time.
The secretary was however released at Top Land area while the royal father was taken to an unknown place.
According to the sources, the monarch, who is also a legal practitioner, had gone to the house of his personal secretary along Meniru Street to collect a document when the kidnappers accosted him.
He was in his car waiting for the secretary to bring the document when the gun-wielding men who apparently trailed him with an unmarked car from a distance, forced themselves into his car.
By TONY EDIKE
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