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Ex-Imo Assembly speaker, former LG chair’s wife, bizman, others kidnapped



A former Speaker of the Imo State house of Assembly, Lawman Duruji, has been kidnapped.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Duruji was attacked while returning from a function on Saturday in the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state.

Also abducted was a businessman popularly known as Ezzybee in Owerri, the state capital.

Ezzybee was reportedly on his way to watch a local football match on Sunday when he was whisked away by hoodlums.

Our correspondent learnt that the gunmen also kidnapped the wife of Frank Onwunere, a former chairman of the Okigwe LGA.

Also, a yet-to-be-identified man was allegedly kidnapped at Okwelle Junction in the Onuimo LGA of the state, while another set of people was abducted in Mbaitoli and Amaraku, in the Mbano LGA of the state.

The kidnappings were said to have occurred separately between Saturday and Sunday.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Micheal Abattam, said the command was on the trail of the hoodlums.

He disclosed that one of the victims who was kidnapped at Ubomiri had been rescued by the police.

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