Former lawmaker Okorie kidnapped in Ebonyi

Obinwannem News Former lawmaker Okorie kidnapped in Ebonyi

A former House of Representatives member, Linus Abaa Okorie, has been abducted by unknown persons in Abakaliki, the capital city of Ebonyi state.

Okorie who represented Onicha, Ohaozara, and Ivo federal constituency of Ebonyi state at the green chambers, between 2007 and 2015 was on Sunday said to have been kidnapped.

According to a statement signed by one David Ogbonna on behalf of Linus Okorie CaringHeart Foundation, Okorie was alleged to have been abducted by an Ebubeagu security outfit in the state.
The statement reads, “Hon. Linus Abaa Okorie was kidnapped early this morning on his way to his house in Abakaliki by gunmen known to be men of the Ebubeagu Security outfit allegedly sent by the Onicha Local Government Chairman.

“The available information confirms that he’d been severely tortured to a near-death situation, made naked, and pictures of him taken by his abductors.
“The information available at this moment confirms that their end-point motive is to torture him to death and dump his body at Ebonyi river.

“His phones are currently with the team commander of his abductors.
“A professional tracking is done on his lines reviewed “Okoja Road, near Police Headquarters”, as his current location. The second line showed “Ebun-Nwana, Edda.

“We’re believing that his abductors may have kept his half-dead body at an old Government house where the previous actions of the indicted militia group usually take place”.
In a swift reaction, the Sector Commander of Ebube ago, Mr. Friday Ujor, debunked the allegation.
Ujor in a phone interaction with Blueprint on Sunday night said, ” the information is fake. There is nothing concerning Ebubeagu with that information.

“I have asked the people sending this where it happened, maybe he has fallen into the hands of kidnappers and they are calling Ebubeagu.
How can someone say that his phone is reading Ebounwana in Afikpo and Abakaliki at the same time? This is a clear case of you wanting to kill a dog and you give it a bad name to suit what you want”.

Meanwhile, all attempts made to reach the police proved abortive as the Police Public Relations Officer in the state SP Chris Anyawu could not be reached at the time of filling
this report.

Lolo Ijeoma Njoku Obinwannem News Writer/ Oct 17, 2022

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