Policemen said to be from the Abia State Command on Friday stormed the Surulere, Lagos residence of Mr. Ebere Wabara, The Sun Associate Editor and Special Assistant, Media to Dr. Uzor Orji Kalu, and whisked him away.
A statement by the Managing Director of the newspaper, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the incident happened between 6.30 and 7a.m in the presence of Wabara’s wife and underaged children.
The invading police which the Sun MD said were from the State CID, Umuahia, reportedly identified themselves to Wabara, and told him that some unnamed persons had written a petition against him in Abia State. He was, therefore, asked to follow them to the state, where he would be charged with sedition.
First, Wabara was said to have been taken to Sholoki Police Station in Aguda, Surulere, and later to Oyingbo police station, also in Lagos.
Speaking on how the abduction unfolded, his wife, Adanna Wabara, a mother of two kids aged eight and six years, respectively, said between 6.30 and 7.00a.m, her husband had gone downstairs to take something from his car.
“Shortly after, I heard him shouting, and I ran downstairs. I saw between seven and eight men, who said they were policemen. They said he needed to follow them to Umuahia, that there was a petition against him for sedition.
“They took us back into the house, one of them brought out an I.D Card, showing that he was a policeman. They requested to search our bedroom. They did, and collected my husband’s laptop and telephone.
“I followed as they took him to Sholoki Police Station, but later, I had to take the children to school. By the time I returned, they had moved him away.”