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Rivers Accord Party Assembly Candidate Kidnapped, Police React

Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen have kidnapped the Accord Party’s House of Assembly candidate for Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Constituency II, Rivers State, Chukwudi Ogbonna.

The politician was abducted around Rumuigbo community in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of the state at gunpoint and whisked to an unknown location.

It was gathered that the victim was riding in a vehicle with a friend on his way back home when he was attacked by the kidnappers at about 8:30 pm.

One Ifeakachukwu Nwakiri confirmed the incident, saying the aspiring lawmaker is his brother.

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He also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to consider suspending the State House of Assembly election for Onelga Constituency II slated for Saturday, pending the release of his brother, claiming the kidnap was politically motivated.

He said, “He was double crossed and taken to an unknown destination. Up until now we have not heard from him. So we don’t know where he has been taken to.

“Our plea and our call is to the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, the Commissioner of Police Director of DSS, NSCDC for all of them to swing into action to make sure they rescue Engineer Chukwudi Ogbonna.”

Contacted, the Rivers State Police Command confirmed the abduction of the politician.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Grace Iringe-Koko said, “Yes, the command is aware of the incident last night. We have begun Investigation to ensure his early release and to apprehend the suspects”.

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