Abducted Edo PDP Chairman Regains Freedom

By Damilare Adeleye

The Edo State Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Tony Azegbemi, has been released after eleven days in kidnappers’ captivity.

According to reports, Aziegbemi reportedly arrived his residence at about 3am on Tuesday.

The news of his release was broken by Senator Odion Ugbesia at about 6.17 am but it could not be confirmed whether ransom was paid or not before he was released.

Aziegbemi was kidnapped on the 16th of March, 2024 by gang of armed men a few metres from his residence off the Government Reservation Area in Benin City, the Edo state capital.

He was said to have been trailed by his abductors who were said to be in two Toyota Corolla cars, overtook his jeep along Odaro Street off Country Home road close to his house at about 11 pm Friday.