The police in Rivers State have confirmed the abduction and murder of a former Rivers State chairman of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Ebenezer Amah.
Amah was reportedly kidnapped by gunmen who trailed him to his residence on Precious Chukwu Street in Woji, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state while he was driving into his house on Wednesday night.
The gunmen reportedly blocked his vehicle, dragged him out and whisked him to an unknown destination.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Nnamdi Omoni, said the deceased’s vehicle was recovered the same day, while his lifeless body was found on Peter Odili Road on Thursday.
It was gathered that Amah, who retired from the Shell Petroleum Development Company, was shot minutes after he was abducted and his body dumped along the road.
Omoni said, “While we were searching for him, we got information that his body was dumped somewhere on Peter Odili Road. His body was evacuated and taken to the hospital mortuary for preservation.
“The vehicle is in our custody. Investigation has commenced into the incident to ensure that the suspects behind the dastardly act are apprehended and all hands are on deck.”
Deputy National Chairman of the Trade Union Congress, Chika Onuegbu, while commenting, said, “ETK Amah was a very good comrade who radiated joy everywhere he went. So sad; may his soul rest in peace.”
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