Gunmen have abducted the youth president of Ihiala Local Government Area in Anambra State.
A source in the region stated that, after being kidnapped, the youth leader broke into the local government secretariat and stole millions of naira worth of motorcycles intended for empowerment.
Comrade Ononuju Maxwell Chigozie, president of the Okija Youth Development Forum, stated in a statement that citizens were distressed by the incident.
According to him, the motorcycles were reserved for distribution to the constituents of Ihiala Local Government Area by the Honorable Chuddy Ifeanyi Momah.
Before the tragedy, the federal lawmaker was reportedly awaiting the ideal moment to distribute the motorcycles to his supporters for empowerment.
“It is a fact that this heinous crime occurred in the middle of the night, during which our youth president was also kidnapped and forced to reveal the whereabouts of the stolen motorcycles, which were valued at approximately N50 million.” This is horrible and ungodly, he remarked.
When called, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Anambra State Command, stated that the information of the kidnapping and theft had not reached his office.
He advised victims and witnesses to report the incident at the nearest police station in order to aid the investigation.