Mr Emmanuel Ekpa, a former Chairman of Olamaboro Local Government Area in Kogi, has been kidnapped by gunmen, The PUNCH reports.
The state police command spokesman, DSP William Aya, who confirmed this on Sunday in Lokoja said that Akpa was kidnapped along Ochadamu Road in Ofu Local Government Area.
He said a police patrol team attached to Ofu discovered the abandoned car of the victim at Ochadamu area in the late hours of Friday, December 18.
“On close scrutiny, they found an abandoned ID card in the vehicle bearing the name Emmanuel Isaac Ekpa, apparently indicating that he was kidnapped by gunmen,” Aya said.
He said that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Edeh Ayuba, had raised a team to track the kidnappers and ensure the safe rescue of Ekpa.
Meanwhile, the abductors had made contact with the family of the victim, demanding N25 million ransom for his release.
A relation who confirmed this to newsmen on condition of anonymity said that the negotiation is still ongoing.