BREAKING NEWS: Police confirm abduction of Edo PDP chairman

Police confirm abduction of Edo PDP chairman

Police confirm abduction of Edo chairman


The has confirmed that gunmen suspected to be have abducted the chairman of the Edo State Peoples Democratic Party, Tony Aziegbemi, along Idaro , off Country Home Road, Benin, Edo State.

The Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, disclosed that the kidnapping was true.

He, however, said the case fell under the New Etete Police Division.

Nwabuzor said: “It is confirmed. The case is in the jurisdiction of the New Etete Police Division, also known as Godwin Abbe Police Station, which is where it happened.

“The Commissioner of Police has given a marching order to the tactical teams of operatives to go after the gunmen, and we pray that by the grace of , we will be able to rescue him unhurt.”

Aziegbemi was reportedly abducted around 11 pm on Friday.

The Edo PDP chairman was said to have left a meeting at the Government House and was going home in his vehicle when he was kidnapped in the presence of his driver, who was attempting to climb a speed breaker.

The driver who narrated how his boss was kidnapped said: “When we left the Government House heading home at about 11 pm, I noticed a car trailing , so I decided to take another diversion. We never knew they were kidnappers.

“A few minutes later, the same appeared behind us at a speed breaker and our car in the front and behind as they prevented us from returning. Immediately, the gunmen pointed guns at us and ordered our chairman to enter their car and took him away while also his jeep with him.”

The gunmen were said to have abandoned Aziegbemi's car along Sapele Road and took him away in their cars.

The incident happened less than a month after the party conducted its governorship primary, which produced Asue Ighodalo as the candidate of PDP in the forthcoming September 21, governorship election.

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