Enugu State Police Relations Officer, PPRO, Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the incident said Chief Eya who, was also, a former Resident Electoral Commissioner in Anambra State was abducted with his driver on Thursday.
The abductors were said to have invaded Eya’s residence, at the Independence Layout, Enugu and forcefully took him and his driver when the wife was not around.
Amaraizu said the police had swung into action to ensure that Eya was not harmed by his captors.
Eya’s wife, Prof Regina Eya said she was not at home when the gunmen struck but said that the kidnappers had called her and demanded a ransom of N15 million.
“They came in normally. I don’t know how many they were because I was not around,” Prof Eya said.
Eya served as one time commissioner for Education in the old Anambra state, and also a two- time resident electoral commissioner, in Ondo and Anambra States before retiring from active public service more than 20 years ago.
He is also a social critic and public affairs commentator, who had never failed to condemn corruption in all ramifications at any given opportunity.