The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Assembly candidate for Obi Constituency, Moses Egbodo, has regained freedom from his captors after the payment of N3 million on Saturday after spending six days in captivity.
He was kidnapped alongside three others in a commercial vehicle while travelling from Makurdi to Otukpo last Monday.
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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 of the Benue State Police Command, SP Catherine Anene, said she was not aware of the kidnapping.