Kenneth Udeze, the national chairman of Action Alliance, has been kidnapped by armed attackers.
Mr Udeze was kidnapped Friday morning outside a Zenith Bank branch in Dutse Alhaji, Abuja, his wife, Genevieve said.
Mrs Udeze said her husband woke up Friday morning and found several text messages indicating heavy withdrawals from his bank accounts that were not authorised.
“After suspecting his account had been hacked, he rushed to the bank to find out what happened,” Mrs Udeze said. “He was with his driver when he was kidnapped outside the Zenith Bank.”
The abductors took Mr Udeze away in a black SUV, his wife said. She added that she was on her way to the police station to report the incident.
Police spokesperson in Abuja is yet to reply to inquiries as of the time of timing this report.
Mr Udeze has been the chairman of Action Alliance, a political party made prominent by Rochas Okorocha, a former governor of Imo State.
Mr Okorocha had tipped his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, to succeed him in office under AA amidst rift in the All Progressives Congress (APC).