Gunmen abduct Rivers’ court registrar


The chief Registrar of the River State High Court, Leonard Adoki, has been abducted by gunmen.

Adoki was reportedly kidnapped on Sunday afternoon at his home town in Abua/Odual local government area of the state.

The state’s Police Spokesman, Ahmad K. Mohammad, confirmed the development and said two of the kidnappers were apprehended by community members who tried to stop them from taking the court registrar away but to no avail.

“I do not know his status in the society, all I know is that somebody was kidnapped at Abua/Odual LGA and was moved to unknown place.

“Two members of the kidnap gang were apprehended by community members and handed over to the police. Community members tried to stop them from taking him away, yet he was whisked away to unknown destination.

“Our men including the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), of the area are presently on a bush search to look for him. We have not been able to reach any of them on phone since then, but efforts are intensified to ensure he is released unhurt,” the police spokesman said.

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