A middle-year old man was reportedly kidnapped in Okpoko, Ogbaru local government area of Anambra state.


The victim, simply identified as Chikodili, was abducted in the wee hours at his residence in No. 65 Nwokedi street.

The Nation gathered that the abductors, numbering three, had stormed the area and whisked the victim away.

A resident who preferred anonymity said the wife pleaded for his release, saying she was willing to offer the sum of N9,000 as her “widow’s mite”.

He said the suspects had accepted the offer which she had gone to get when they took her husband away.

The Nation however learnt that the victim was taken to a nearby bush from where the abductors intended to take him to an unknown destination before they were apprehended by the community’s vigilante.

Leader of the vigilante group in the area, Mr. Okpala Victor, confirmed the incident, saying the suspects have been arrested.

He said the suspects were apprehended inside the bush following a tip-off.

He said, “The vigilante group stormed the bush, freed the victim and arrested the trio suspects who are now at the Police station.

“The Police have assured us they would be charged to court immediately.”

Reacting, President General of the community, Edwin Emesinwa, applauded the vigilante for the feat, describing the security outfit as the best in the state.

He said, “Since my assumption of office about a year now the community sleeps with two eyes closed.

“Those saying criminals have taken over the community are the criminals themselves.”