Gunmen in Police uniform kidnap Imo State University lecturer in Owerri

Emma Ogueri, a lecturer at Imo State University, Owerri was on Friday abducted by unknown armed men.

According to The Punch, Ogueri who is a lecturer at the Faculty of Social Science, was abducted at a pharmacy opposite All Seasons Hotel in Owerri.

He was said to be hanging out with friends and had gone to the pharmacy to buy medicine when he was kidnapped by the gunmen who beat him thoroughly before taking him away.

The victim, a native of Eziama autonomous community in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of the State, was whisked away by his abductors who were allegedly dressed in police uniform.

The source said, “The lecturer was drinking with his friends and suddenly said he was having a headache and went across the road to buy drugs.

“As he approached the pharmacy, men dressed in police uniform, wielding guns, jumped out of a vehicle, used a machete on the lecturer and whisked him into a waiting vehicle.”

It was further gathered that the kidnappers has already established communication with the family of the victim.

Orlando Ikeokwu, the police spokesperson in the state, said that the kidnap incident had been reported, and the police had swung into action.