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APC Youth Leader Allegedly ‘Abducted’ In Delta

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A youth leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr. Yakubu Kabututu Meghri, has been reportedly abducted by yet-to-be identified gunmen in Aladja, Delta State.

The vicitm who is 40 years, was seized in front of a filling station at about 2300hrs in Aladja Community, Udu Local Government Area of the State.

It was not clear those who took him but some sources said the captors shot sporadically in the area before forcing the victim into a tinted hiace bus and zoomed off.

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The bus, local sources said was sighted parked earlier in the day at the premises of the filling station.

The incident which happened last week Thursday had caused serious tension within the community as there conflicting account whether he was set up for arrest or taken into custody by ransom demanding kidnappers.

When contacted for comments, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Hafiz Inuwa said, “Am not privy to that honestly.”

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The Ovwian/Aladja Divisional Police Office, CSP Akintunde O O said,”The only one we got is a missing person. That they suspect that it is SSS that came to arrest him.

“So, if you’re now changing it to abduction, I don’t see where it correlate. That’s the only one I had from the President of the Community that somebody was picked and they said they suspect those people that picked him to be SSS and we have already done a signal of missing person with his picture to be broadcast.”

President of Aladja Community Council, Elder Ogbiruveta Otto confirmed the abduction of the victim in a telephone chat with one of our correspondent in Warri.

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Elder Ogbiruveta said,”Yes it is true and it has been confirmed that an incident like that happened in Aladja.

According to Elder Ogbiruveta, “As at yesterday, we have officially reported the matter to the Police. They said we should wait for 24hours that they will declare him a missing person and that they have sent signal to their headquarters so that the signal will go round that he is a missing person.

“We don’t know those who came to whisk him off and we don’t want to make any speculations at this point until investigation is done.

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“To me, if they’re pointing accusing fingers, am not pointing accusing fingers to anybody. Our Community, we are not pointing accusing fingers to anybody at this time. If you say that some persons are pointing accusing fingers, I am not aware of that.”

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