Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi who was on his way to Ubimini Community of Emohua LGA to address APC supporters this afternoon, reportedly rescued a kidnap victim along the Omoku / Egbeda road in Rivers State.
Rotimi Amaechi who spotted a Lexus SUV abandoned in the bush while on his way to the event, ordered his security team to comb the forest in search for the occupants of the vehicle. One of the occupants of the Lexus Jeep, was rescued by the security team attached to the Minister’s convoy.
The kidnap victim, Edi Chinda Edi, who narrated his ordeal in the hands of his abductors, said they were on their way to Ubimini for the APC programme when the kidnappers barricaded the Express Way and attacked them. According to him, the Lexus jeep with 8 passengers was attacked by kidnappers armed with AK47 riffles and other dangerous weapons.
“We were eight in the car and they succeeded in kidnapping seven others .While they were beating and forcing us into the bush I managed to escape into the other side of the forest” he said.
It was further gathered that Amaechi directed some of his security personnel to continue with the search, and ensure that the remaining victims were rescued and their abductors arrested and prosecuted according to law.