PDP Chieftain Kidnapped in Edo, Abductors Demand N20m Ransom

- Adibe Emenyonu

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) identified as Ugbo Iyiriaro, has been reportedly kidnapped on the Benin-Abraka road in Edo State.

The incident, as gathered, occurred last Tuesday between Ugo and Ugboko community in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of the state.

It was learnt that the victim left Benin-city last Tuesday to attend to an urgent issue in his community when the journey was aborted half way by the kidnappers.

According to a source, who pleaded anonymity, Iyiriaro was driving to his community in Umoghunokh­ua with plan to return to Benin-city shortly before he was intercepte­d by criminals.

The source disclosed that the kidnappers had already made contact with the family of the victim, demanding N20 million ransom.

When contacted on the phone, the state Police Command Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), Bello Kontongs, did not answer the several calls made to his mobile phone as at the time of filing the report.

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