Gunmen kidnap a popular comedian, demand N25million - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Thursday, September 14, 2023

Gunmen kidnap a popular comedian, demand N25million

Gunmen have kidnapped a popular Port Harcourt based comedian, David Uwakwe, professionally called MC Dave.

The entertainer was picked on Sunday around Rumukalagbo area of Port Harcourt City Local Government Area of Rivers State.

It was learned that the victim was returning from a show he had attended around University of Port Harcourt before he was picked by his abductors.

A source, who did not want his name mentioned, disclosed that the kidnappers came in police uniform but with their faces masked.

The source said the kidnapers had stopped their target around 2am, called him by his name and asked him to gently enter their stationed vehicle.

The source said: “My friend was kidnapped on Sunday while he was returning from a show. The people that kidnapped him appeared like policemen. They even called him by his name, but they were masked.

“They took him since that Sunday around Rumukalagbor. People saw them but they cannot do anything because the people were armed and appeared as if they were police.

It said the criminals had driven office with their victim and that the kidnappers only established contact with victims’ family on Wednesday.

“They have established contact with the family and they are demanding N25 million. I don’t know where they want the family to get that amount of money from.”

The Public Relations Officer of State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, a Superintendent of Police, confirmed the incident.

Iringe-Koko said the victim was returning from an event before the kidnapped picked him, adding that police have started investigations.

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