By Dave Okpogadie, Asaba
Unknown gunmen have allegedly kidnapped the younger sister to wife of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, in Asaba, the state capital.
Elizabeth, younger sister to Dame Edith Okowa, was allegedly accosted by a gang of young men at Temple Clinic junction, along Anwai Road near Government House on Monday night, August 26, 2019, in Asaba and taken away in a waiting vehicle.
The victim, who is the immediate younger sister to Okowa’s wife, was said to be driving a black Jeep when the gang abducted her.
A source at the Government House, Asaba, who declined to be named, said the hoodlums were armed with dangerous weapons during the operation.
“They shot endlessly into the air to scare away people.Out of fear, the lady, who was ordered out of her vehicle, jumped into their waiting vehicle,” the source said.
The top government functionary on Wednesday said the incident has since thrown the governor, wife and her entire family into trauma.
The source added that for security reasons, the matter was not placed on red alert but that intelligence gathering had since commenced to rescue her unhurt.
The commissioner of Police, Delta State Command, Adeyinka Adeleke, claimed ignorance and denied any knowledge of the alleged abduction.
Also when contacted, the PPRO, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya said “I am not aware of it”.
According to the source, no contact has been established with the family or any personality in government.
The commissioner of Police in Delta State, Mr Adeyinka Adeleke said, “I am not aware of the kidnap. There is nothing like that, nothing like that has been brought to my knowledge if actually it happened,” he said.
But a source at the state police command headquarters confirmed the kidnap incident, adding that some persons have been arrested in connection with the alleged kidnap.