Following the kidnap of Rivers United coach, Stanley Eguma on Tuesday in Enugu, the State police command has issued a statement concerning the abduction.
The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, according to the statement, signed by the Public Relations Officer, DANIEL NDUKWE has ordered that no stone should be left unturned in the already launched full-scale investigation to rescue the coach.
Eguma was the company of two of his Personal Assistants in a white coloured Hilux vehicle when they were trailed and stopped by the assailants. His aides were pushed out of the vehicle and the coach taken away.
While the incident occurred at about 4pm on Tuesday, the report was made an hour later to the Anti- Kidnapping Unit of the command.
The commissioner also enjoined members of the public with useful information that will assist the Command in the ongoing investigation, to endeavour to provide same by calling the Command’s hotlines on: 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202 or 08098880172; or by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. He assured the confidentiality of the informants identities.
The team was in Gombe to play a League game on Sunday against Adamawa United and NigerianFootballer.com broke the news at about 2pm on Thursday that the coach had been abducted
There is still no official confirmation from the club, but the press statement by the Enugu State Police command confirms the abduction.
“Coach did not return with us. You know he drives in his own official car. We just heard this and we are waiting to hear from the club management,” our source said under condition of anonymity earlier in the day.
Eguma’s is the second high profile kidnapping of a League coach in recent times after Abdulahi Biffo spent about a month in kidnappers den some time ago.