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Son of sacked Edo council boss abducted * Kidnappers demand N50m ransom

By Gabriel Enogholase

BARELY 72 hours after Mr. Patrick Aisien was suspended as the chairman of Orihiomwon Local Government Area of Edo State by the state government, his 18-year old son, Uyi, was at the early hours of yesterday abducted
while returning home from University of Benin, UNIBEN where he is a 500-level Industrial Mathematics student.
Sunday Vanguard gathered that the suspected kidnappers accosted the young man on a motor-bike he was riding at the time of the incident.

It was learnt that the abductors have made contact with the family demanding for a ransom of N50 million.

Chief Press Secretary to the suspended chairman, Rafiu Amule, while confirming   the kidnap incident, said the family was in contact with the abductors who asked them to take the ransom to a place in Bayelsa State.

He added that the family has contacted security agencies in the Edo State, but said that the family was not ruling out the opposition from the kidnap incident as it came at a time when the chairman was trying to get his mandate back.

Family sources said that the abducted  Uyi had always maintained a low profile in school and only those close to the family knew him as the son of a local government chairman.

The chairman could not talk to the press as he was said to be in shock.

He was suspended last Wednesday by the Oshiomhole-led government of Edo State over allegations of financial misconduct but he had vowed to employ legal means to reclaim his mandate.


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