A former Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Lawman Duruji, has been kidnapped; unconfirmed sources say that Duruji was kidnapped at Orieagu in Ehime Mbano LGA on Saturday while returning from a function.

In a similar development, Ezzybee, a popular businessman in Owerri, is said to have been kidnapped. The incident happened on Sunday while on the way to watch a local football match.

Also kidnapped is the wife of an ex-chairman of Okigwe Local Government Area, Frank Onwunere. Unidentified persons were also kidnapped at Okwelle junction in the Onuimo LGA of the state, and at the Umbomiri junction in the Mbaitoli and Amaraku in the Mbano LGAs of the state.

The spates of kidnappings took place separately between Saturday and Sunday in the state.

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