….kidnappers demands N30million ransom from family
Youth leader of Ohorhor community in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta state, Alex Egedegbe Orukevwe has been kidnapped.
Confirming the alleged kidnapping, President of Urhobo Progress Union youth wing, Comrade Kelly Efemena Umukoro, said “the youth leader was abducted on Tuesday night along Ughelli-Patani road of East-West Road, Delta state.
“This nonsense must stop because only recently unknown armed gunmen attempted to kidnap one of our illustrious sons, the immediate past NDDC Executive Director of Projects, Mr. Samuel Adjogbe, but failed.
“They tried same to Hon Samuel Mariere but God saved him but finally they have succeeded with the kidnap of the Youth Chairman of Ohorhor community. The youth chairman called with his own line to inform us that he has been kidnapped and the culprits spoke to his brother demanding for the sum N30 Million as ransom. We reported the incident at the Ughelli police station on Tuesday night.
He charged security agents and Urhobo youths to stand firm in the fight against a common enemy, kidnappers. He also appealed that “If you have any useful information that could lead to the quick rescue of Alex Egedegbe Orukevwe and arrest of the abductors come forward.”
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Command, Onome Onowakpoyeya said “we cannot confirm if it was a kidnapped case or not because Alex Egedegbe Orukevwe’s vehicle was seen packed along the road and nobody has called or come forward as a witness of the incident.
On the alleged demand for N30 million ransom from the family, she said the family has not briefed the police about it.