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Rivers woman, who lost son to IG squad’s bullets, alleges daughter’s kidnap

- Dennis Naku, Port Harcourt

Awoman, Mrs Victoria Agori, who claimed her son was shot dead by operatives of the disbanded Inspector General of Police Monitoring Team in Aluu, Rivers State in 2019, has raised the alarm that her 30-yearsold daughter, Felicia Agori, has been kidnapped by gunmen in Ogunabali, Port Harcourt Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Agori said she was presently at the National Human Rights Commission in Abuja to seek justice for her slain son, Daniel Agori, who was shot in her presence by men of the disbanded IGP monitoring team.

She explained that her daughter called her on the telephone on Saturday, screaming that her male friend who is a policeman, Victor Nelson, and his colleagues held her in Ogunabali, attempting to seize her mobile phone, adding that Felicia said she was being abducted.

She said, “Men of the IGP monitoring unit shot my son, Daniel Agori, dead in my presence at Aluu police station on May 11, 2019. She had a problem with her brother (Daniel). So she invited her boyfriend who is a policeman with the IGP team to deal with his brother (the decease).

“But when they (operatives) came, they shot bullets, beat up my son and called him a cultist. They damaged things in my house and arrested my son and myself and took us to the Aluu Police Station.

“They shot my son dead in my presence. Since then I have been pursuing this case. I want justice for my son.

“Last Saturday, my daughter who wants to come to the panel to say what happened before she invited the policemen called me that Victor Nelson and other policemen held her at Ogunabali (Port Harcourt) and were dragging her phone with her.

“Since then I have not heard from her. I can’t reach her on the phone and she has not called me. I feel she has been kidnapped because they know she was coming to testify at the panel.

“I know that the same people who killed my son are the ones that have taken my daughter because she mentioned Victor Nelson who was one of the policemen that came to my House in Nkpolu, Obio/akpor LGA and took my son.”

Agori called on the State Commission­er of Police, Friday eboka, and well-meaning Nigerians to intervene and rescue her daughter.

The state spokesman for the police, Nnamdi Omoni, said he was not aware of the woman’s claims concerning her daughter’s alleged kidnap.

“Concerning the son, I have asked the woman to come to my office, but she said she and her husband are in Abuja. So, let anyone from the family in Port Harcourt come and brief me in my office. On the daughter, I don’t have that report,” Omoni stated

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