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Police confirm killing of Imo AGs brother by kidnappers

Published by The Nation on Tue, 12 Jan 2021


By Damian Duruiheoma, OwerriThe Imo State Police Command has confirmed the killing of the younger brother to the Accountant General of Imo State, Mr. Valentine Obiezu simply identified as Obiezu.Obiezu, a millionaire senior oil worker, was reported to have been killed by kidnappers, who made an unsuccessful attempt to kidnap him in his village, Akatta in Oru East Council area of the state.According to the spokesman of the state police command, Orlando Ikeokwu, Obiezu had returned home for New Year celebrations when the incident happened.However, village sources said that Obiezu was driving in his Toyota Hilux vehicle along the Orlu-Mgbidi Road when the kidnappers accosted him.READ ALSO:Five year-old boy found dead inside car in ImoThey didnt even wait for him to stop and come down from his vehicle when they opened fire on the car. The kidnappers simply pushed him out of the vehicle and drove away with it, a villager told our correspondent.Criminals have been having a field day in recent times around Orlu, Orsu and Oru East axis, terrorizing the entire area without restraints.A village source who pleaded anonymity said, the situation has become frightening and worrisome. There is presently a stampede as all our prominent sons and daughters have gone into hiding. No politician or dignitary can ever go out freely now as that would amount to taking a big risk.I want to call on the state government, police and other relevant agencies and institutions to urgently rise up to the challenge before it deteriorates to a level where it will defy every solution in the long run.
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