Anambra Businessman Abducted, Only Son Shot: Police


Anambra State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of a farmer and businessman,

Chukwujekwu Uzozie, on Saturday in Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

Police spokesperson in the state, Toochukwu Ikenga, said Mr Uzozie’s only son was also shot by the assailants.

He added that the police had launched a manhunt for the abductors.

Mr Uzozie’s son was said to have been shot by the assailants who stormed his home in Umudiji Umuohama and shot into the air several times before forcing themselves into his compound.

A family source, who pleaded anonymity, said the businessman was taken to an unknown destination and no contact has been made while the son who was badly wounded has been taken to hospital for medical treatment.

The source said Mr Uzozie was an aide to a former chairman of Nnewi South Local Government Council.

According to the source, members of St Andrew’s Church Umuoham, where the businessman worships, have organised special prayers for his release and quick recovery of his only son.


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