The Police Command of Cross River State has affirmed the kidnap of the state Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, Ben Ukpepi at his residence in Akpabuyo local government area.
This is coming after the NLC Chairman, Ben Ukpepi was kidnap at his residence on Tuesday night.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Calabar.
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Ugbo said that the NLC Chairman was kidnapped at about 7.30pm on Tuesday night by suspected kidnappers.
“The story of the kidnap of the NLC Chairman is true. He was kidnapped in Akpabuyo in his house.
“We got the report this morning. The Anti Cultism and Kidnapping Unit are on top of the situation to rescue him,” she said.
A source who pleaded anonymity reported on phone that the NLC Chairman was making a phone call within his residence when his abductors took him away.
“His family have been calling his line, but it has been switched off since last night and his abductors have not called up till now,” the source said.
Cross River State NLC Chairman Kidnapped:
The Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in Cross River, comrade Ben Ukpepi has been kidnapped from his residence.
From the information gathered, we learned that the incident which happened at CROSPIL estate, Akpabuyo, LGA occurred at about 7:30 to 8 pm last night (Tuesday).
A source who pleaded anonymity reported that the NLC Chairman was outside taking fresh air with some people, but decided to go in.
The source said:” When he went inside the house he got a call, because of the noise inside he decided to go outside to take the call that was when his abductors struck.
“For some minutes they waited for him to enter the house, he did not, they went to check on him, low and behold, he was nowhere to be found, that was when the realised what had happened.
“They saw his slippers and glasses on the ground without any trace of him, his abductors also took his phone, his family have been calling his line, but it has been switched off since last night.
And his abductors have not called up till now,” the source said. When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the state, DSP Irene Ugbo said she was yet to get any briefing on that.
She promised to get back to our Correspondent with more information as soon as possible.