The persons adopted on the expressway around 9th Mile in Enugu are three in number, we have learnt. An Nnewi-based businessman, Ernest Otugo, his wife and his friend were abducted on Thursday.
Mr Otugo is the President of the Ibite Olo Community Association in Ezeagu Local Government Area.
Reports say the Otugos and their children were travelling with a family friend, identified only as Reuben, an indigene of Awka, Anambra State, to Enugu from Nnewi for a social event scheduled for Friday. They were travelling in a Toyota Venza car when they were accosted by the abductors at Amokwe, Udi local council along old Enugu-Awka-Onitsha expressway.
The kidnappers spared the children and took away the couple and Mr Reuben.
However, they were later to release Mrs Otugo ostensibly so she could arrange ransom for the freedom of her husband and his friend.
in a related development, Kosiso, a daughter of a former aide to former Governor Chimaroke Nnamani, Frank Anioma, was abducted in Enugu, the capital city of the state on Thursday.
Mr Anioma said his daughter was on her way to the New Haven market when she went missing.
Police who arrived the scene later, are on the trail of the kidnappers.