Rivers Commissioner For Power Kidnapped While On Assessment Tour Of Flooded Areas

WITH widespread criticism of the Police in Rivers State still reverberating over perceived failure to avert the gruesome murder of four students of the University of Port Harcourt, UNIPORT, the Police have again come under knocks, following the kidnap of a commissioner in the state.

The state Commissioner for Power, Mr. Augustine Wokocha, was reportedly abducted along with an aide by gunmen at Ede, along Ahoada-Omoku road last Sunday while returning from Ahoada town, about 40km from Port Harcourt.

Mr. Augustine O. Wokocha

The state Commissioner for Information, Ibim Semenitari, who confirmed the incident, Tuesday, noted that Wokocha suffered the fate while leading a government relief intervention team on an assessment of areas and victims ravaged by flood in his home locality of Omoku in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni.

Also allegedly whisked away at the time were Dr. R. F Quadri,the Librarian of Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, and the school’s Director of Academic Planning and Statistics, Dr. Richard Ihua Maduenyi.



  1. How will you not blame the Police for the abduction. Husband and wife quarel, police. Conductor and passenger fight, police. You play pool and loose, police… Were the men abducted moving with police or police should have relocated to the spot where they were abducted to wait for such unforseen event? Thank God the force is getting used to your wild blames.


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