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Edo State: Kidnapped APC Chieftain Found Dead

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The kidnapped leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Mr. Presley Ediagbonya was on Monday found dead in the bush after two days of his abduction by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.

Ediagbonya, a former Commissioner for Youths and Sports in the state was alleged to have been kidnapped from his farm at the weekend in Utesi, around Okada, Ovia North East Local Government of the State.

His lifeless body was discovered in the bush.

When contacted the State the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor said: “Speculations on the death is still sketchy because I am yet to be briefed.

“When I am briefed, I will come up with a detailed statement to members of the public,” Nwabuzor said.

Speaking on the development, the member representing Ovia Federal Constituency, Denis Idahosa, urged security operatives to increase their security presence in the area in order to prevent a re-occurrence of such sad incident.

He described the late Ediagbonya as an outstanding party leader with broad knowledge in party administration and grassroots politicking.

(Daily Trust)

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