Armed men kidnap former NDDC boss in Calabar

FILE PHOTO: Gunmen
By Edem Darlington

Heavily armed men on Sunday stormed the residence of a former commissioner on the board of Niger Delta Development Commission, Dominic Oqua, and whisked him away to an unknown destination.

Mr. Oqua, a former deputy speaker in the Cross River State House of Assembly was ambushed and dragged out of his car while returning from a political meeting.

A source within the family, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to make any official statement, said, “I can confirm Honourable has been kidnapped. The incident happened at about 10pm (Sunday) and we don’t know where he has been taken to.”

Mr. Oqua, who recently decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party to the Labour Party was seeking to represent Bakassi, Akpabuyo, Calabar South Federal constituency, where he is considered to be a serious threat.


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  • richkid

    I read the claims of the respected Rev. Fr. Mbaka and ever since I am trying to piece together the events leading to his fall out with Dame Patience and of course GEJ. Also bothering my mind is why at this time would he chose to make such an allegation.

    Is he acting a script?

    Is he by all means trying his level best to put a clog in the wheel of progress and the momentum the Jonathan campaign team has garnered since the postponement of polls to March 28, by INEC?

    Are his political associate jittery at this stage and feel compelled to use him?

    Has his political associates asked him to throw in the joker knowing fully well that the game is indeed up for them and the fat lady is about to sing?

    Time indeed is a revealed of all things. If you would recall when dame Patience Jonathan visited him (Rev. Fr Mbaka) last year, he was practically all over her and even prayed for her and her husband. He also released four pigeons into the air, while three of them flew away and the remaining one fell to the ground, he had prophesied that to mean that the South, West and East were in full support of GEJ and that the only place he had problems was in the north. In his prayers for GEJ and Dame Patience Jonathan, he confessed openly that God is on the side of GEJ and that come what may, GEJ would defeat all his enemies and record phenomenal success in the coming elections.

    God is not an author of confusion and as such he cannot send one message through his prophet and again send another contradicting message through the same mouth piece so as to cause confusion. I would at this point chose to remind the Rev. Fr of the story of Jonah in the bible. God had asked him to deliver a message to the king at Nineve, but his refusal cost him a lot of pains and suffering. However he finally complied and delivered the message. But alas the king had realised his faults and repented fully of his sins and attracted the mercies of God. He was forgiven by God and destruction did not come to Nineve and it’s people. Jonah was angry with this and had to be scolded by God in a revelation.

    Rev. Fr. Mbaka please you may refuse any gifts that the first couple may have sent to you, maybe, and I say maybe you have given your assurances to your sponsors. That I don’t know of. But you as a human being cannot change what God has ordained and that is what you have acknowledge in your prayers earlier for the first couple, which is that God would defeat and confound all their enemies and also Jonathan would be returned as President to serve a second term in office.

    Please be reminded that this is the only government that we have not experienced any politically motivated assassination ordered from the helm of affairs, irrespective of it suffering the most in criticism in the political history of Nigeria. This government has not even been irrational with the lives of perceived threats. Yaradua would have scaled this vital test had he not approved the killing of Yusuf the founder of boko haram.

    Mbaka would have been picked up by Buhari and slammed into jail straight away. People who committed lesser crimes of criticizing Buhari were jailed during Buhari’s administration, how much more when somebody falsely accuses the President and his wife of trying to kill him, with absolutely no evidence.
    I pray Rev. Fr Mbaka is not committing the grave sin of blasphemy.

    I can go on but as it ‘time is a revealed of all thing’. More important people and serious political threats have not been assassinated nor thrown into prison so how come you are crying wolf?

  • richkid

    Apc should stop this. They are inciting violence with this kind of act. But all this magic can’t save you from loosing this election. GeJ all the way

    • favourtalk

      GEJ is gone for good

  • favourtalk

    Nigerians are speaking in all forms, nobody is causing a violence than GEJ himself and we have known his secret, we will fight for the right course and send him out by God grace, we deserve better in nigeria

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