A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Asari-Toru local government area in Rivers state, Tobotamuno Dick, has been reportedly arrested by some soldiers for an undisclosed offence.
According to Legit.ng regional reporter in Rivers, Tony Ihunwo, Boma Goodhead, the lawmaker representing Akuku-Toru/Asari-Toru federal constituency in the House of Representatives, has called for Dick’s immediate release.
In a related development, a former chairperson of Andoni local government in Rivers state, Ms Emilia Nte, was on the night of Friday, March 8 kidnapped at gun point by unknown gunmen at her home in Uyeada.
It was not clear whether the kidnap was politically motivated or a separate incident of kidnapping for pecuniary gains. Information from credible sources in Andoni confirmed the incident. According to the sources, the gunmen first shot her on the thigh before taking her away.