Jeppe police have launched a manhunt after the 26-year-old Onyebuchi Okoh was allegedly kidnapped from his workplace in Jeppestown.
It is believed that Okoh was kidnapped by unknown men who visited his workplace in Maritzburg and Fawcus streets demanding his car registration papers.
According to Jeppe police spokesperson, Captain Richard Munyai, Okoh was allegedly beaten before he was dragged into the men’s combi. Munyai reported that they then drove away with Okoh and he has not been seen since.
“The sister of the victim alleges that she received a phone call from her brother telling her that there were people who came to his workplace looking for the papers for his car, a blue VW Polo,” said Munyai.
“The men started to beat him up and further put him into their VW combi and drove off with him. Inside the combi, there was a dog that apparently was biting him and it is suspected they took him to the Rossettenville area.”
The complainant, Okoh’s sister, apparently requested information from his colleagues but they allegedly refused to tell her. It seems they are scared to give information, fearing that the men who took her brother might target them, added Munyai.
“Both the suspects and Okoh have not been found and the police have launched an investigation of a missing person or a possible kidnapping case,” he said.
The police request anyone who has information to come forward and help find Okoh. Anyone with information can contact the investigating officer, detective constable Ismael Ngcoza.
Details: Detective constable Ismael Ngcoza 073 815 8663; Jeppe police Station 011 624 6042.