The search for a kidnapped member of the National Youth Service Corps, Uchenna Abueme, who allegedly escaped from his abductors, has intensified in Delta State.
Abueme, our correspondent learnt, was forcibly taken away three days ago while driving on Ekeobi Nwandu Street in Asaba.
One Chris Chinonso, said to be the salesboy of Abueme’s father was also seized from the car which is said to belong to the corper’s father.
Following the kidnapping, which took place on Friday around 7.30pm, the police were said to have begun a manhunt for the two victims.
The three-man armed gang was said to have taken their victims to their hideout in Okpanam, Asaba where they were already demanding an unspecified amount of money.
However, men of the ‘A’ division in Asaba were already closing in on the kidnappers, when they sighted the police and fled.
Unaware that the police were in the surrounding to rescue them, Abueme and Chinonso immediately fled into a nearby bush where they reportedly lost their way.
As at 4.15pm on Sunday, a search party had been dispatched to help locate the corps member, while Chinonso had found his way out of the bush.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Charles Muka, who confirmed the incident, said the police had been searching the bushes in the town in their effort to rescue the corps member.