Anambra commissioner abducted during assassination attempt on Soludo regains freedom

April 4, 2021
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Anambra commissioner abducted during assassination attempt on Soludo regains freedom

Posted by News Express | 4 April 2021 | 124 times

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•FREE AGAIN: Commissioner for Public Utilities, Engr Emeka Ezenwanne

By PAMELA EBOH, Awka

The Anambra State Police Command on Sunday announced the release of the abducted Commissioner for Public Utilities, Engr Emeka Ezenwanne, in the early hours of the day.

Ezenwanne was abducted on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 when unknown gunmen stormed Isuofia Civic Center in Aguata Local Government Area of the state, during a meeting held by former Central Bank Governor (CBN), Prof Charles Soludo, with youths of his community.

Three sporadic shooting at the venue of the youth meeting led to the killing of three policemen.

A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, said the Commissioner’s release was effected by the joint effort of the Police, Military  and other security agencies.

The statement partly reads: “The Police, Military and Other Security Agencies had mounted intense search and rescue efforts, which had closed in on his abductors, thereby forcing his release. 

“The Hon Commissioner returned home unhurt, in the early hours of today 4th April 2021.

“Recall, he was abducted following the attack at Isuofia Civic Center that led to the murder of three (3) Police Officers by some hoodlums.

“The Police Command had arrested five suspects in connection with the incident and remains committed in apprehending the remaining gang members.

“Meanwhile, the CP has called for calm and reiterates the Command’s commitment towards ensuring safety and security of Anambra people and residents alike.”

Source: News Express


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