- Daredevil gunmen on Saturday, September 4, abducted a former chief judge of Abia state, Justice Nnenna Oti
- This was confirmed on Sunday, September 5, by Chidi Collins Oparaojiaku, the bishop of Ohaji/Egbema Anglican Diocese
- Oparaojiaku in his prayer called on God to touch the hearts of the criminals to hasten Oti's safe release from captivity
A former chief judge of Abia state, Justice Nnenna Oti, is nowhere to be found as she is said to have been kidnapped by some armed abductors.
The bishop added that the ex-chief judge's captors have made demands for ransom, The Nation added.
Regretting the development, the cleric wailed:
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“This is a sad mood for us, what we are expected to do at this time is to continue in our prayers for God Almighty to touch the minds of the kidnappers to release her.”
The police in Imo state, reacting to the incident, said an investigation into the abduction was underway.
Tension as gunmen reportedly kidnap Nigerian monarch after attending traditional wedding
Meanwhile, Eze Charles Iroegbu, the traditional ruler of Umueze Nguru in the Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo state had reportedly been kidnapped by gunmen.
The monarch was kidnapped along with some cabinet chiefs of the kingdom when returning from a traditional wedding within the state.
The gunmen intercepted and diverted the three vehicles that were conveying Eze Charles Iroegbu, and his cabinet chiefs.
A source said the kidnapping of the respected traditional ruler has caused fear and panic in the community.
The source said:
“His Highness and his cabinet chiefs were on the back from a traditional wedding ceremony in Mbano when they were kidnapped. This is unbelievable and there is fear and panic everywhere.”
A source told journalists that the incident occurred at the popular Seven and Half junction in the Obowo area of the state.
When contacted, the spokesperson for the Imo police command, Orlando Ikeokwu, could not confirm the abduction.