Theresa Sakpra, the wife of the Delta State Commissioner for Special Duties, Henry Sakpra, had just finished business for the day and was on her way home from her shop at about 6.15pm last Thursday.

She dropped one of her salesgirls along the DSC Expressway, in the Udu Local Government Area of Delta state.

Mrs Sakpra had barely moved her car when some gun-wielding men appeared from nowhere, kidnapped and whisked her away to an unknown destination.

A political associate of the commissioner, who pleaded not to be identified, confirmed the incident.

“She was taken away in her car, but the vehicle was later recovered the following day along the Effurun/Ughelli end of the East-West Road,” he added.

It was not clear on Sunday if the abductors had contacted the Sakpra family for any ransom as efforts to speak with the husband were unsuccessful.