CRIME & COURT
Rivers election candidate kidnapped
Some gunmen kidnapped Chukwudi Ogbonna, the candidate of Accord Party contesting the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni state constituency’s seat, in Rivers state.
The incident, as confirmed by Ogbonna’s relative, Ifeaka Nwakiri, took place on Monday at Rumuigbo, near Port Harcourt, the state’s capital.
Nwakiri believes the kidnap is “politically motivated”.
He said, “The abduction has been reported to the police and other security apparatus,” he said.
“He was driving with his friend. They double-crossed him. His friend came out of the car to understand what was happening then the gunmen started shooting in the air so the young man had to scamper for his safety.
“Up till now, we don’t know his whereabouts.”