Wednesday, 5 September 2018


APC Chairman for the Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, Mr. Henry Ashofor, and two other, who were kidnapped by gunmen near Aiyetoro, on the Igarra-Ibilo Road last Saturday, regained freedom on Tuesday.

He was said to be returning from a burial when the incident occurred.

On Sunday, the Kidnappers reached out to his relatives, demanding for a ransom fee of N20m.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, who confirmed his release on Wednesday, said that the APC chieftain was rescued, following the efforts of policemen and vigilantes in the area.

Kokumo said that Ashofor had since been reunited with his family while the police were on the trail of the kidnappers.

The commissioner said;

 “He (Ashofor) was released yesterday (Tuesday); the police, together with the locals that had embarked on bush-combing, closed in on the abductors and they (abductors) had no other choice than to free the man.

“There were two of them that were rescued unhurt. We will not rest on our laurels until the perpetrators are arrested.”

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