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Kidnap: PDP assembly candidate regains freedom after N3m ransom

THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Assembly candidate for the Obi Constituency, Moses Egbodo, was held captive for six days before his kidnappers released him on Saturday after receiving a N3 million ransom .

On Monday, he and three other passengers in a commercial vehicle were abducted while en route from Makurdi to Otukpo.

The Chairman of Obi LGA, Tony Akpa, who confirmed his release to journalists in Makurdi on Sunday, said, “The man was released yesterday (Saturday) around 7pm after spending six days in a kidnappers’ den.

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

“They initially demanded N4m as ransom but they ended up collecting N3m.”

The spokesperson for the Benue State Police Command, SP Catherine Anene, however stated that she was unaware of the kidnapping.

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