Reporter : UCHE NDEKE

The Police Command in Anambra State says it has rescued a middle aged man who was allegedly abducted by suspected cult members in Awka.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Haruna Muhammed.

According to the statement, “there was a distress call at about half past eight on Saturday evening, that unknown gunmen inside a tricycle close to Aroma Junction, Awka forced a Toyota Sienna vehicle to stop and abducted a middle aged man, whisked him away with their tricycle towards ifite.”

It explains that police operatives, attached to B’ Division Awka, swiftly, in conjunction with local vigilance group, went after the gang to a location inside an expansive bush at Agbani Ifite Awka, where upon sighting the police they abandoned the victim.

The statement said that the victim, Chukwunonye Nwadiobu of Amudo village, who was badly beaten, was tied with rope and about to be murdered on a laid wooden stake before he was rescued by the security operatives.

The statement listed a blue and white coloured tricycle with REG NO. AWK-161-VG, ID card bearing one ORDINAKA AYAEGBUSI also identified by the victim as one of his assailants and other incriminating items as exhibits recovered at the scene.

The statement noted that investigation was ongoing and efforts were being made to apprehend the fleeing suspects in order to bring them to justice.

It adds that the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. John Abang, while thanking the people for providing the command with actionable intelligence called on residents to report the aforementioned fleeing suspect or any suspicious persons to the nearest police station.