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Doctor, nurse, 2 others kidnapped in Imo

Monday, December 05, 2011

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The Chief Medical Director of Owerri Specialist Hospital, Umuguma in Owerri Local Government Area of Imo State, Dr. Moses Amako has been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen. Daily Sun gathered that Dr. Amako was abducted in company with his wife last week Thursday at about 7pm on his way to his home town, Ohii also in Owerri West LGA.

It was gathered that the couple was travelling in a Honda city car, when the abductors waylaid the car with a white coloured Sport Utility vehicle (SUV).
The kidnappers were said to have shot the Medical Director on his leg and took him to unknown destination after dropping his wife.

A press statement by one Chief Christe Oby Ndukwe on behalf of the family and copy sent to Daily Sun through SMS, urged his captors to release their victim to his family considering his contributions towards saving the lives of people in the society. According to Ndukwe, the identity of the abductors had not been established as no contact had been made with the family.

The family alleged that those, who masterminded his kidnap might be responsible for his sudden removal from his position without due process. Daily Sun also gathered that Dr. Amako was due for retirement from state civil service in February 2012

Similar attempt was made last year to kidnap him but was unsuccessful as he exchanged gunfire with the suspects.
Also kidnapped last week included a staff nurse attached to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Owerri, Mrs Ursula Ohagwa, which sparked off protest by her colleagues demanding her immediate release.

A sitting magistrate at the Ihiagwa Magisterial Court in Owerri West LGA adjourned a case indefinitely last week following the kidnap of his son by gunmen. Similarly a woman, who pleaded anonimity was also kidnapped at the Aladima area of Owerri but has since been released after her family paid a ransom.

The police spokesman, Samuel Oodee (DSP), who confirmed the reports said efforts were being made to track down the hoodlums.-Sun

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