|Abubakar; Nigeria's IGP|
Report By: Publicity Unit Of Campaign For Democracy; South-East Region
The Campaign for Democracy (CD), South-East Region has issued a 7-day ultimatum to Mr. Mohammed Kastina, Imo State Police Commissioner to find and free a businessman, Chief Emeka Aseme, who had been kidnapped over a week ago.
``The ultimatum also covered the tracking down of the six-man gang, who also killed two policemen from the Oguta Divisional Police Headquarters on the fateful day,’’ CD said in a statement.
The statement, which was signed by Dede Uzor A. Uzor, Chairman, CD South-East Region, was issued to newsmen on Monday in Onitsha, Anambra State.
It would be recalled that a six-man gang of kidnappers, who were dressed in army camouflage, on Feb. 24 abducted Chief Emeka Aseme; while they killed two policemen from Oguta Police Divisional Headquarter that engaged them in a gun duel.
``It is clear that Imo State is now recording the highest incidents of kidnapping in the South-East and the country in general”.
``We are calling on the CP Kastina to live up to his constitutional responsibility of protecting Imo State citizens”.
``We want him to evolve a pragmatic approach to tracking down the rising wave of kidnapping, which is already scaring away potential investors and property developers from Imo State,’’ the statement said.
The statement also urged Imo people to be vigilant and report any visible suspicious movement as well as strange faces to law enforcement agencies.