A yet-to-be identified persons on Monday kidnapped Inspector Monday Umunna.
This came a few days after some nude women, and others protested against him, asking for his removal from the command.
It was gathered that Inspector Umana is the Investigating Police Officer (IPO) handling the case of an influential indigene of Awka and Managing Director of the Blue Shield Security company, Chief Ọzọ Jeff Nweke.
Nweke is currently detained at a correctional centre in the state over three-count charge, bordering on conspiracy to commit felony to with illegal possession of firearms, unlawful possession of firearm based on weapon and unlawful possession of firearms based on the ammunition.
A source told our correspondent that, “Inspector Umana is revered as one of the active officers of the command, attached to the State’s Criminal Investigation Department (State CID), Amawbia.
According to a source, Inspector Umunna was kidnapped on Monday night.
The source said,” Inspector Uwana was kidnapped on Monday shortly after Ọzọ Nweke reappeared before Hon. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court , Awka.”
When contacted, the Anambra State Police Commissioner, Aderemi Adeoye confirmed Umana’s abduction.
The CP said the Inspector was abducted as he arrived home from work at about 8p.m. on Monday.
The CP, however, said the command swung into action upon receiving the report, locked down Awka immediately and launched an intensive search for him, after which he was rescued about an hour later in Amawbia, while search for his abductors is still ongoing.
Aderemi added,,“We got information that Inspector Monday Umana of the State CID was abducted as he arrived home from work at about 8p.m. on Monday.
“We locked down the capital immediately and began an intensive search for him. He was rescued at about an hour later in Amawbia. Search for the gunmen is still on.”