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Abducted Benue Politician Freed After N3m Ransom Payment

The Evangelist
October 31, 2022

Kidnappers have released the abducted Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the coming Benue State House of Assembly election, Mr Moses Egbodo, after the payment of N3m ransom.

Egbodo, alongside three others, was kidnapped last Monday around Taraku Mills in the Gwer East Local Government Area of the state.

He was, however, released after six days in the kidnappers’ den.

The Chairman of Obi Local Government Area, Mr Tony Akpa, who confirmed the development on the phone on Sunday, said the victim was released on Saturday.

Yes, the man was released yesterday (Saturday) around 7.30pm.

“He was kidnapped last Monday alongside three others while coming from Makurdi to Otukpo. He entered a commercial vehicle at the park and between Taraku and Burnt Bricks before Otukpo, the kidnappers picked them up.

“They initially demanded N4m ransom, but they ended up collecting N3m,” he added.

The police spokesperson, Catherine Anene, said she was not aware of the incident.

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