Eze Aloysius Igwe, the traditional ruler of Umuezeala in Ama Autonomous Community of Ehime Mbano Local Government Area in Imo State, has been abducted by unknown assailants.
Reports reaching LatestNGnews.com reveals that the monarch was abducted at the Nkwo-Umuezeala market square in the community on Tuesday evening.
A source close to the family who is also a resident of the area revealed our correspondent that the incident occurred at about 8.20 pm when the monarch went out to pick his wife from a meeting around the area she attended.
But before he could do that, the source said his abductors came in a small bus and double-crossed his vehicle and whisked him away in his vehicle.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Michael Abattam, said he was yet to be briefed on the incident.