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Kidnappers abduct ex-lawmaker, demand N200m ransom

By Owen Akenzua, Asaba   |   18 February 2017   |   3:23 am  

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Armed kidnappers on Thursday night abducted a former Lawmaker, Emeka Ukpe along Kwale-Ughelli road in Delta State. Reports say that the armed men ambushed him between Kwale and Ozoro axis and when he tried to avoid a pothole along the road, his Jeep with registration number AA 126 XX slowed down and he was attacked. He was taken to an unknown destination after they shot into the air to scare onlookers away.

Ukpe, a one-time LG Chairman was also a lawmaker, representing Ndokwa West constituency at Delta State House of Assembly.A family member (name withheld) said Ukpe was deceived by friends to attend a certain Ukwata festival and was kidnapped on his way back home.

The Delta Police PRO, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka confirmed the incidence, adding that efforts are ongoing to rescue him. A family member confirmed the kidnappers have contacted them, demanding for N200 million.

In another development, the Police have arrested a serving councilor and three others, (names withheld) for an alleged assassination attempt of one Chukwuji Emegha. The suspects had collected N800, 000 from one Happy and Gbenga (surname withheld) to terminate the life of Emegha in September 2016.

State Police Commissioner, Zanna Ibrahim confirmed that the suspects contracted Emegha’s elder brother, Richard to carry out the evil act; an allegation Richard denied, adding that all the allegations were “cooked up”.

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Emeka Ukpe


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