Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Imo State, Kingsley Ononuju.
A family source told our correspondent on Saturday that Ononuju was kidnapped after he left his Owerri residence on Oguta Street, Aladimma area of the state capital around 8pm on Thursday.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the gunmen established contact with the family on Friday, demanding the payment of N6m as the condition for his release.
The source said, “His abductors called on Friday and allowed us to speak to him. We also spoke on Saturday. They are demanding N6m as ransom.”
Ononuju served as a Special Adviser on New Partnership for Africa’s Development to former Governor Ikedi Ohakim.
When contacted, the state Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, said the kidnap incident had yet to be reported to the police.