Minister of Transportation runs into kidnap scene in Rivers State

Rotimi Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, who is the current Minister of Transportation, has saved a kidnapped victim along the Omoku-Egbeda road in Rivers.

It was reported that the Minister, was on his way for an All Progressives Congress, APC, function in Ubimini Community, Emohua when he saw a Lexus SUV abandoned in the bush along the road.

Amaechi who was leading his convey consequently stopping by and ordered his security team to comb the forest in search of the occupants of the vehicle.” Daily Post reports.

However, it was revealed that the security personnel in the Minister’s convoy rescued one of the occupants of the abandoned Lexus Jeep.

The victims, it was gathered, turned out to be members of APC, who were attending the PVC sensitisation rally in Ubimini where the Minister was to address party supporters.

One of the rescued victims, Edi Chinda Edi said, “We were on our way to Ubimini for APC Programme when the kidnappers armed with AK-47 riffles barricaded the road and attacked us.’

A statement from the Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi Media Office obtained by Daily Post said, ” worried about the safety of other victims who were yet to be found, Amaechi directed some of his security personnel to continue the search and ensure that the remaining victims were rescued and their abductors arrested and prosecuted according to law.”

The Rivers State Police command is yet to confirm what occurred.


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