UKPOR monarch, Igwe Robert Eze has been kidnapped from his palace in Ukpor, Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State by suspected gunmen.
The incident, sources told The Nation occurred yesterday at about 12 noon shortly after the monarch returned home from the church service.
Igwe Eze, a brother to Prince Arthur Eze, worships at Saint Mary’s Anglican Church, Ukpor, near his house.
Spokesman for that state police Raph Osuigwe, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), confirmed the incident.
There was no news on the whereabouts of the royal father. But policemen and other security outfits had been deployed to find the monarch and apprehend his abductors.
According to investigation by The Nation, politicians in the state have been bombarding the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubarka with phone calls in respect in respect of the matter
A source close to the palace claimed that a four-man gang drove into the palace in a green coloured Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), in which they took away the monarch.
According to the source, the hoodlums fired several gunshots to scare onlookers.
He said the security-men attached to the palace could not match the superior fire powers of the hoodlums.
The abduction of the first-class monarch has created tension within the state police command which has deployed more patrol vehicles in every nock and cranny.
Osuigwe said the command has deployed more men to police all the flash points across the state.
He said: “Kidnapping had become a forgotten issue in Anambra State and we are not going to allow it to happen again in this state.
“All I know is that before long, the monarch will be rescued but there has not been any contact with his abductors yet.
“There is no way the command can fold it’s hands to allow the return of robbery and kidnapping in Anambra State. Enough is a enough. That era is gone and gone for good.
“The only thing we are begging the public to do is to avail the command of every available information regarding such ugly incidence. The police are not spirits and cannot work in isolation without the help of the public.”
The Nation gathered that even the Assistant Inspector General of Police(AIG) in charge of Zone 9 and State Police Commissioner Bala Nasarawa have been mandated by the IGP to rescue the Igwe alive.
via The Nation
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