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Policeman guarding Rivers monarch kidnapped

A police orderly attached to HRH Cornwell Ihunwo, the paramount ruler of Rumu-Elechi community in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, has been kidnapped.

Godstime Ihunwo, an executive member of Diobu Vigilante and Chief Security Officer of Nkpolu-Orowurokwo, said he received a call about the abduction at 9pm, on Saturday.

He said the kidnappers had planned to abduct the traditional ruler but ended taking away the police orderly and driver.

He added that upon hearing the news, he rushed to the house of the monarch at Eagle Island area of Port Harcourt, where the monarch confirmed the incident.

Ihunwo said, “I received a call about the abduction about 9pm on Saturday 22nd June, 2024.

“I rushed down to his house at Eagle Island where I met him. Chief Cornwell told me it is his driver and Police orderly who were abducted.

“We condemn the planned abduction of HRH Cornwell Ihunwo and call on the Police to ensure a thorough investigation into the incident.”

When contacted,the Public Relations Officer for the Rivers State Police Command, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the incident, the case had been transferred to Octopus Strike Force Police unit for investigation.

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