Imo monarch and cabinet chiefs kidnapped after attending traditional wedding
Unknown gunmen have kidnapped Eze Charles Iroegbu, the traditional ruler of Umueze Nguru in the Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State.
The incident reportedly happened on Wednesday night.
The cabinet chiefs of the kingdom who accompanied His Royal Majesty to a public function within the state were also kidnapped by the bandits.
According to The Punch, HRM, who is the owner and Chief Executive Officer of All States Mass Transit, and his cabinet chiefs were kidnapped after attending a traditional wedding in Mbano.
They were in three vehicles and were heading back to the kingdom when the gun-wielding men waylaid them and diverted their movement, our correspondent learnt on Thursday.
The abduction of the monarch and his cabinet chiefs had caused panic in the community.
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A source told The Punch; “His Highness and his cabinet chiefs were on the back from a traditional wedding ceremony in Mbano when they were kidnapped. This is unbelievable and there is fear and panic everywhere.”
The police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, said that he could not confirm the abduction when he was contacted by our correspondent.