Unknown gunmen have kidnapped the traditional ruler of Obom Autonomous Community in Agbogugu, Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State, Sunday Orji and his wife.
Sunday Orji and his wife were kidnapped on the Enugu-Portharcourt expressway, near Ogbaku town at 5pm on Sunday.
According to reports, the duo were heading for a thanksgiving service of a newly ordained Catholic priest from Obinagu community, Agbogugu, when they were kidnapped.
A source disclosed that the kidnappers have contacted the family and are demanding N50 million as ransom.
“We have reported the matter to the police who came and took away this car that was abandoned in the road there,” added the source.
The police spokesman in Enugu State, Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the incident saying police are on the trail of the kidnappers to rescue the couple.
The Awgu axis of Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway has recently become a hotbed of criminal activities.
A commercial driver, Kenneth Igwe, was reported kidnapped in the area last week