By Hassan Ishaku.
Addressing the press after his release on Friday, Mr Obi accused the state’s former acting governor and governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress APC in the last general election Alh Sani Danladi of using men of the Nigerian Police from the force headquarters Abuja to kidnap him.
Mr Obi who said that his abductors compelled him to sign a document while he was blindfolded, said that his life and that of his family is under serious threat from the wrath of Danladi and called on the state and federal government to come to his aid.
He said that the men had earlier called him that they were from the force headquarters Abuja and had obtained a court order for his arrest and asked him to meet with them, but since he was already suspicious of movements around him, he approached the commissioner of police instead who denied knowledge of any persons from the force headquarters on any such mission in the state.
”I want to say this clearly for everybody to know that no other person kidnapped me. It was former acting governor of Taraba state Alhaji Sani Abubakar Danladi who used police from Abuja to kidnap me. They were already following me and I noticed them so I was suspicious when they called me that the were from the force headquarters and had obtained a warrant of arrest for me. I met with the state commissioner of police and he said he was not aware of such operation. He then directed me to meet with the deputy commissioner.
” So on the evening of Saturday, around eleven PM, my brother called me to inform me that Sani Danladi called him that he was going to prove to me that he has more power than I do and that his men had already surrounded my house and business premises so I decided to leave the house on foot. It was when I stepped out the they picked me, blindfolded and took me away.”
While narrating his ordeal, Obi said that after several days in custody at a resident he does not know and without a meal, his abductors finally dropped him off in Jalingo at on Friday night.
Alhaji Sani Danladi did not pick calls put to him and did not reply to text messages sent to him. However, the spokesman of the Taraba state police command DSP David Misal said he could not comment on the issue as at the time of the report since the supposed policemen allegedly came from the force headquarters, Abuja, which is outside the command.