Group seeks forensic investigation of Ebonyi abductions
The International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety) has called for forensic evaluation of the abduction of engineers working with an engineering firm in Ebonyi State.
Five engineers working with the Enugu-based engineering firm were reported missing on November 3, 2021 after they were deployed to a road project at Effium in Ebonyi State in continuation of routine supervisory works.
Reports confirmed that the victims, identified as Nelson Onyemeh, Stanley Nwazulum, Ernest Edeani, IK Ejiofor and Samuel Aneke, were scheduled to have a meeting with one Ken Okeh at 3:00p.m. after the site visit to discuss some accommodation issues before they were abducted.
The group recalled that the engineers were said to have traveled from Enugu to Effium with a project vehicle, Toyota Hilux marked: ERR 001 EB and arrived Effium about 2:00p.m. ahead of the meeting, but that that was the last time people saw or heard from them.
In a statement issued by Board Chairman of the Intersociety, Emeka Umeagbalasi, the group said there had not been reports of hostility and violence from the host community in the road project.
He argued that the disappearance of the engineers was well conceived and accomplished and that the incident could not have been accidental, insisting that everything possible should be done to ensure a forensic investigation of their disappearance.