The Chief Medical Director of Irrua Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Edo state, Prof. Sylvanus Okogbeni has been kidnapped by some daredevil kidnappers.
Two mobile policemen attached to him were fatally wounded and now in a life threatening state. The incident happened this afternoon at Ramat Park, Ikpoba Hill in Benin city.
According to report, the professor who was on his way to Irrua with his security escort was attacked by some vicious and deadly gunmen who overtook his vehicle and suddenly opened fire.
The hoodlums who came with 2 cars, a Lexus jeep and a Toyota Voltron had the Jeep driven by a young female who was said to be the leader of the gang. Some eye witnesses said ,she gave directive to the men to open fire.
Two of the mobile policemen were first brought down before they finally abducted the Chief Medical Director to unknown destination. While the hoodlums were going away with their victim, they allegedly shot sporadically to scare members of the public.
People were said to have ran for their lives to avoid stray bullets. The police has been briefed and efforts are now in place to rescue him unhurt. But as at press time, no contact for ransom has been made from the kidnappers to the family members.
Credit: Festus Alenkhe, Benin City