The head of service for Edo state appointed by Governor Godwin Obaseki in May 2020, Anthony Okungbowa, was on Saturday, December 19, kidnapped outside Benin, the state capital.
One of the drivers attached to Okungbowa was shot dead during the attack by the armed gang suspected to be kidnappers, PM News reports.
Speaking on the development, a security source in the state told journalists that the kidnap took place outside the capital.
“He was kidnapped..details of his kidnap is sketchy. It happened outside Benin. We are trying to get across to them.”
However, the report is yet to be confirmed by the commissioner of police for Edo, Babatunde Kokumo and the force’s spokesman, Chidi Nwabuzor.