14th September, 2010
Electronics International Market, Onitsha, Anambra, was thrown into confusion on Monday asÂ gunmen abducted Chief Okechukwu Okolie, the Chairman of the market union.
Sources at the market said Okolie, popularly called Gozac, was taken at Oguta Road withinÂ Onitsha metropolis.
According to an eyewitness, Okoli was abducted at about 10 a.m. at the ever-busy Oguta RoadÂ by five armed men clad in chieftaincy regalia.
The eyewitness said the abductors came in a sports utility vehicle (SUV).
â€œThe gunmen shot at his Toyota Camry car, forced him out of it and pushed him into theirÂ SUV,â€ he said.
Mr. Emeka Chukwuemeka, Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), said theÂ abduction had not been reported to the command.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), however, reports that Okolieâ€™s car had been taken to theÂ Police Area Command, Onitsha.
NAN adds that his family members and his colleagues at the market were yet to be contactedÂ by the abductors.