- The abducted monarch of Ukhiri community in Ikpoba-Okha LGA of Edo state has been rescued by the police
- The monarch was rescued by officers of the Anti- kidnapping and Cybercrime Unit of the Edo police command
- The police said that no ransom was paid before the monarch was rescued
The Edo command of the Nigerian Police Force has confirmed the rescue of Enogie Godwin Aigbe, the abducted monarch of Ukhiri community, Ikpoba-Okha local government area of the state.
DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, the command’s public relations officer, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Thursday, March 21.
Legit.ng gathers that Nwabuzor said that the monarch was rescued by officers of the Anti- kidnapping and Cybercrime Unit of the command, led by SP Balogun Richard, who acted on an intelligence report.
He said the monarch was rescued on Wednesday night, March 20 at about 10pm at Upper Sakponba axis of the area.
Aigbe was abducted by unknown gunmen on Saturday, March 16 in his palace.
The abductors were said to have contacted the family and demanded for a ransom to be paid in foreign currency.
Nwabuzor, however, said that no ransom was paid before the monarch was rescued.
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In a similar development, Legit.ng previously reported that the second-class paramount ruler of Long Dorok chiefdom in Shendam local government area of Plateau state, David Isa, was released by his abductors.
The monarch was kidnapped in his palace by gunmen numbering over ten and was whisked away to an unknown destination.
His release was confirmed in a statement released by the Plateau state police command's spokesman, Mathias Tyopev.
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