Kidnappers Of Edo PDP Chairman Demand Hefty N500 Million Ransom

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The family of Tony Aziegbemi, the Edo State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party who was abducted, has been contacted by the kidnappers, who are demanding a ransom of N500 million.

Aziegbemi was kidnapped on March 15 around 11 p.m. on Idaro Street, off Country Home Road, Benin, Edo State.

He was taken while on his way home from a meeting at the Government House, in the presence of his driver.

The family source, who preferred to remain anonymous, revealed this information to journalists in Benin on Sunday.

The kidnappers got in touch with the family on Friday and asked for N500 million as ransom for Aziegbemi’s release.

The source said, “The kidnappers have contacted the family of Tony Aziegbemi, and they have demanded N500 million ransom.

“I don’t know what the family members are doing to raise the money or if the party, the PDP, is doing anything to assist them.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, stated that the police were not informed about the ransom demand when they were contacted.

“I am not aware of any ransom demand. I can only confirm what I am aware of,” he said.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.