By Sunny Nwankwo, Aba
Yet-to-be identified gunmen have reportedly kidnapped a former customary court judge, in Abia State identified as one Chief Godwin Mejuru.
Mejuru, according to reports was abducted at Okeikpe, Ukwa West council area of the state.
Mejuru was said to be on his way to Obehie town when the gunmen seized him at Okeikpe along the Azumini- Obehie road.
Family sources said that the kidnappers were yet to contact the family, raising fears about the safety of the former customary court judge.
Mejuru is described by residents of Obehie town as peace-loving and easy-going.
According to a resident of Obehie “Chief Godwin Mejuru is an easygoing and peace-loving person, who could have plotted against him?
“We only heard that he was returning to his residence at Obehie town. Nobody knows how the incident happened, maybe, he ran into the kidnappers on the road. We pray they release him unhurt.”
Efforts made to get the reaction of the Police Public Relations Officer, Abia State Command, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, was unsuccessful as the time of filing this report.