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Published On: Tue, May 20th, 2014

Again, Reps minority whip’s father kidnapped in Edo

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House of Representatives reps logoFrom Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin

The father of House of Representatives Minority Whip, Samson Osagie was on Sunday evening kidnapped.

Pa Imarhiagbe Ogbewe Samson was reportedly abducted by gunmen at his residence at Urhokuosa, Uhunmwode local government area of Edo.

The octogenarian was kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in April 2012 and was freed after ransom was allegedly paid by his family.

Reports from Urokuosa Community, in Uhunmwode local government area of the State said six armed member gang stormed his residence with a golf car at 7pm on Sunday fired gunshots before taken the victim away in their operational vehicle, whose registration number was yet to be identified.

The aide said the abduction came on the heels of a faceoff between the victim and some persons at Urhokuosa Community over the disputed All progressives Congress (APC) registration and inconclusive party congresses.

The aide who pleaded anonymity said the youths were outlawed from forcefully selling peoples land in the community.

“The lawmaker, who has been assisting in developing the community has been urging the youths to embrace peace to avert communal crisis in Urhokuosa,” he stated.

While calling on the commissioner of police and security agencies to prevail on the youth to release the octogenarian unconditionally, the aide said the kidnappers were yet to open negotiation with the family.

When contacted, the Acting spokesman for Edo State police Command, Mr. Ejiroro Ahwara said the Command was yet to be informed of the abduction.


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