The Cross River Police Command has substantiated the rumours of the kidnapping of Mr Ben Ukpepi, the State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
He was reportedly kidnapped at his residence in Akpabuyo local government area of the state.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Cross River Police Command, DSP Irene Ugbo, disclosed this in an interview with reporters on Wednesday in the state capital, Calabar.
DSP Ugbo narrated the incident based on the investigations carried out, she said that the NLC Chairman was kidnapped at approximately 7.30 pm on Tuesday night by suspected kidnappers.
In her words, “The story of the kidnap of the NLC Chairman is true. He was kidnapped in Akpabuyo in his house.
“We got the report this morning. The Anti Cultism and Kidnapping Unit are on top of the situation to rescue him.”
A source who lived in close proximity with Mr Ben Ukpepi pleaded anonymity while talking to reporters. He said that the NLC Chairman was allegedly on a phone call within his residence when his abductors barged in and grabbed him away.
“His family have been calling his line, but it has been switched off since last night and his abductors have not called up till now, ” the source revealed.