Gov Umahi orders full investigation into kidnap of former aide

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State yesterday, ordered full investigation into the attack and kidnap of his former aide, Amos Ogbonnaya.

Amos who was Coordinator of Anuagata Development Centre in Ohaozara local government area of the state, was kidnapped and tortured on Thursday last week by suspected political thugs.

He was released 24hrs after his abduction and is currently hospitalized in an undisclosed hospital following injuries he sustained as a result of the kidnap.

The two dorminant parties in the state, PDP and APC have trading words over the abduction and torture.

The Governor in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Francis Nwaze said: “having followed the trend of events including accusations and counter-accusations in some quarters. The Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, condemns the unsavory situation in strong terms knowing that such is unhealthy for collective democratic existence.

“To this end, the Governor has directed the Police and other Security Agencies to swing into action by unearthing all perpetrators of the dastardly act to enable them to face justice as he equally wishes Mr. Amos Ogbonna a quick recovery”

He maintained that he was committed to the Security and safety of all citizens despite the Political divide, adding that a threat to one’s safety is a threat to the safety of all. Ends

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