A former Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Lawman Duruji, has been kidnapped by unknown persons.
Punch reports that the Duruji was kidnapped at Ehime Mbano LGA on Saturday at Oriagu while returning from a function.
It was also gathered that the state witnessed high rate of kidnapping last weekend. Also kidnapped was popular Owerri businessman known as Ezzybee was kidnapped on Sunday while on the way to watch a local football match.
Also kidnapped is the wife of an ex-chairman of Okigwe Local Government Area, Frank Onwunere. Unidentified persons were also kidnapped at Okwelle junction in the Onuimo LGA of the state, and at the Umbomiri junction in the Mbaitoli and Amaraku in the Mbano LGAs of the state.
When contacted, the police spokesperson for the command, Micheal Abattam, said that the command was on the trail of the kidnappers
He disclosed that one of the victims who was kidnapped at Ubomiri had been rescued by the police.