Ugo Nosiri, Owerri
Yet to be identified gunmen have kidnapped the former chairman of the Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers Eze Samuel Agunwa Ohiri.
Report says the traditional ruler was whisked away by the hoodlums from his palace in Orodo Mbaitoli LGA, Imo State, to an undisclosed location.
Report from community members says the four-man heavily armed gang drove into the palace in a green-coloured Toyota Highlander, picked the monarch and fled, while his cousin escaped.
The kidnappers were said to have driven towards Umaka-Orlu road.
Confirming the ugly development Henry Okoye, Imo State police command spokesperson, said the command has commenced an intense investigation.
He further said, “We have taken some affirmative steps towards ensuring that the victim is rescued and that his kidnappers are arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law. Updates on this case will be communicated in due course.”