Update: Couple Kidnapped In Enugu Identified As Anambra Community Leader And His Wife
Nnewi-based businessman, Chief Ernest Otugo and his wife were kidnapped by unknown gunmen at Amokwe, Udi local council along old Enugu-Awka Road on Thursday night.
Otugo, who is the President of the Ibite Olo Community in Ezeagu local council, was with his friend, simply identified as Chief Reuben as well as his children.
Otugo, his wife and his friend, Reuben, said to be an indigene of Awka, Anambra state were taken captive leaving behind the children.
They were travelling to Enugu from Nnewi to attend a social function billed for Friday in a chocolate Toyota Venza.
However, the wife was later released by the kidnappers for her to go and arrange for the kidnap ransom.
Spokesman of the Enugu state Police Command, Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the incident, said the anti- kidnap operatives were on top of the situation.