Uncertainty and palpable yesterday enveloped Ughelli kingdom in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, following the abduction of Queen Gladys Oharisi, one of the wives of HRM Oharisi III by yet to be identified gunmen.
It was learnt that the queen was intercepted on her way from school where she went to register her courses at the Delta State University, Abraka.
According to a family source, the hoodlums trailed the victim to somewhere around Orogun on Abraka Road before intercepting her car with a Toyota Sienna bus.
The source added that three occupants of the bus came out, leaving the driver behind the steering, brandishing their guns at her and two others in her company.
“Our queen was pushed into the waiting Sienna bus and whisked away. The driver and the other occupant were spared” the source volunteered.
Confirming the incident, a senior police officer attached to the Ughelli ‘B’ Division said the police was on top of the situation.
The police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: “Our resolve to check criminal activities in the area and bring them to book is unshaken. I can assure you we will fish them out.”