The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, Henry Ashofor, aide, and two others, have been kidnapped along the Igarra Ibillo road.
The kidnapped happened at about 5:00pm on Saturday, shortly after the chairman and other top politicians from the area attended a burial ceremony in Igarra, the headquarters of the local government area.
At the time of filling this report, the police was yet to make an official statement but security personnel attached to the Chief of Staff to Governor Godwin Obaseki, Taiwo Akerele, who immediately mobilised to the area, arrested a suspect believed to be an informant and is currently with the police, in Igarra.
The APC ward III chairman in the area, Arnold Shadrach, was just released after he was reportedly kidnapped few days ago.
It would be recall that armed robbers last month raided banks in Igarra, resulting in the death of 10 persons.