An aide to a member representing Oru West State Constituency in Imo State House of Assembly, Dominic Ezerioha has been abducted by gunmen.
The victim, identified as Chetachi Linus Igboenyesi, popularly known as London Biggy, was reportedly kidnapped while on his way to Uli community in Anambra State, on Tuesday night.
According to a trending video of Igboenyesi’s kidnap on social media platforms, he was whisked away from his car after the gunmen shot and shattered his car windows.
He was said to be driving a white Mercedes ML 350 4Matic with plate number IMHA – 48, about 11:35pm when the incident happened.
It was not clear whether the kidnappers have made contact with the victims.
When contacted on the telephone, Ezerioha confirmed the incident but said he was still devastated and could not make comments.
Efforts made to get the spokesman of the state police command, Orlando Ikeokwu over the incident was unsuccessful as his phone rang out several times.
However, a senior police officer who preferred anonymity, said that the police were aware of the incident and had put machinery in motion to rescue the victim and apprehend the perpetrators.