By Francesca Iwambe
The Senator-elect for Abia North Senatorial District, Orji Uzor Kalu, has disclosed that his cell phone was stolen at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Abuja.
According to the lawmaker who is the Chief Whip of the Senate, the cell phone, which has both his MTN and Glo lines, got missing while he went to receive his Certificate of Return at the INEC.
Consequently, he urged the public to be wary of any illicit activity that the person(s) that stole his phone could engage in with it.
Kalu who served as Governor of Abia State from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007, was re-elected to the Senate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
He is currently lobbying to become the Senate President under the administration of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, who also belongs to the APC.
A statement the lawmaker issued to inform the public about his stolen phone, read: “This is to notify the general public to beware of any illicit activity involving my cell phone and numbers.
“During the collection of Certificate of Return at International Conference Centre Abuja, my cell phone with MTN and Glo lines were stolen by a yet-to-be-identified person(s).
“My network providers have been duly informed. Please don't hesitate to provide any useful information.”