The family of a former Anambra state Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs, Dr Christian Madubko has called on the federal government and the international community to help rescue their son from the kidnappers’ den.
The former commissioner was attacked and kidnapped allegedly over his disagreement with the state government on corruption-related matters.
A member of the family, Justin Madubuko said Dr Madubuko was kidnapped in the evening of January 13, 2020 in Awka allegedly by a team of gunmen suspected to be agents of Anambra state government.
The family claimed that the ex-commissioner had handed in his resignation letter to Governor Willie Obiano, alleging corruption in government just as he advised the governor to rise up to the challenges of leadership and take charge of his government.
According to the family, the news of his resignation and information contained in the resignation document did not go down well with the governor as the document tended to negate the integrity of the state government.
Justin Madubuko, holding back tears, said: “We are calling the attention of Nigerians and international community to prevail on the Anambra state government to leave an innocent man that has served them sincerely.”
She said “Dr Madubuko ran into an internal battle with the agents of those very close to the seat of power in Awka on who control the state revenue – the state government or individuals.
“As we pray for his release unharmed, we ask the federal government of Nigeria and the international community to intervene and save him.”