Police rescue abducted ex-Ohanaeze secretary-general Chief Nduka Eya
Former secretary-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Chief Isaac Nduka Eya, who was kidnapped last Thursday in Enugu state alongside his driver, has regained his freedom. Reports said the septuagenarian was rescued by security operatives in the early hours of Saturday, August 5. In a press statement issued by the Enugu state police public relations officer, Ebere Amarizu, Chief Eya was rescued unhurt by the security operatives following an operation in a forest along Enugu/Abakiliki Expressway in which one suspect identified as one Chibudu Amadi was arrested.
It was gathered that items recovered from the suspect was a locally made gun, as he is presently helping the police in their investigations. NAIJ.com had reported that the abductors of Chief Eya invaded his residence at the Independence Layout, Enugu and forcefully took him and his driver when his wife was not around.
Speaking on his abduction, Eya’s wife, Prof Regina Eya said she was not at home when the gunmen invaded their residence. She said that the kidnappers had called her to demand a ransom of N15 million. “They came in normally. I don’t know how many they were because I was not around,” Regina added.
Chief Eya is a two-time resident electoral commissioner in Ondo and Anambra states. He also served as one-time commissioner for Education in the old Anambra state. He retired from active public service more than 20 years ago.