Umahi orders investigation into attack, kidnap of former aide, Amos Ogbonnaya

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By Jacob Ogodo, Abakaliki

Ebonyii state Governor, Chief Dave Umahi, has ordered investigation into the attack and kidnap of his former aide, Barr. Amos Ogbonnaya.

Amos who was Coordinator of Anuagata Development Centre in Ohaozara local government area of the state, was kidnapped and tortured  on  Thursday last week by suspected political thugs.

He was freed on Friday the following week by his abductors and currently hospitalized in an undisclosed hospital following injuries he sustained as a result of the kidnap.

The two dorminant parties in the state, PDP and APC have been accusing each other of masterminding the kidnap and torture.

Umahi who condemned the kidnap, ordered full investigation into the incident.

The Governor in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Francis Nwaze said “having  followed the trend of events including accusations and counter-accusations in some quarters, The Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Nweze Umahi,  condemns the unsavoury situation in strong terms knowing that such is unhealthy for collective democratic existence.

“To this end, the Governor has directed the Police and other Security Agencies to swing into action by unearthing all perpetrators of the dastardly act to enable them to face justice as he equally wishes Mr. Amos Ogbonna a quick recovery.”

He noted that he was  committed to the Security and safety of all citizens despite the Political divide, adding  that a threat to one’s safety is a threat to the safety of all.