Friday, 14 March 2014

Gunmen In Port Harcourt Abduct Wazobia FM OAP, Akas Baba

Anthony Akatakpo, an on-air personality with Wazobia FM, has been kidnapped in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State.

Unknown gunmen attacked Akas Baba (as he is popularly known) very early on Thursday morning, beating him and shooting him in the leg, as his wife and children watched helplessly.

The assailants demanded a ransom of N10 million before taking him away in his Mitsubishi Endeavor SUV with Registration Number LSD 871 CM.

Confirming the tragedy, the management of Steam & Globe Broadcasting And Communications Limited, owners of Cool FM, Wazobia FM and Nigeria Info lamented that the incident has left the presenter’s family in great trauma.

“The family and management of Wazobia FM have reported the kidnap to the Police, as well as other security agencies. We are optimistic that the Police alongside other security agencies will do a thorough job of securing the release of Akas Baba”, Head of Stations, Cool FM, Wazobia FM & Nigeria Info Port Harcourt, Aduratomi Bolade said on behalf of the Management.

“We hereby urge security operatives in the state to do everything possible to quicken the release of the ace broadcaster from the kidnappers’ den. We are worried that his health might degenerate if he does not get access to medical care as a result of the gunshot wound he sustained”.

Bolade urged anyone with vital information that could aid the release of Akas Baba to please contact the nearest police station, call 0809 993 0069, or send a text message to 32355.

“We once again plead with the people holding Akas Baba to release him immediately so he can return to his family and we can all put this sad experience behind us”, Bolade added.

Akas Baba is the host of Make Una Wake Up, the breakfast show on Wazobia FM Port Harcourt, which airs on weekdays from 5am to 10am and is one of the most popular radio shows in the South-South

Source: Saharareporters
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