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Edo APC Leader found dead after being Kidnapped



The Edo state police command has the decomposed body of the Edo APC Leader, Hon. Presley Ekiagbonya, who was kidnapped by armed men and was later found dead by the police.

In a statement given on Saturday by the Edo state police spokesman, Chidi Nwabuzor, said that Ekiagbonya’s body was found on Friday after some farmers saw his body close to Ondo state at Utese village.

Nwabuzor said the the farmers were uneasy when they saw his corpse after which they rushed to the village to tell residents within the village, after which they went to the police divisional headquarters in Okada and reported what they had saw.

He went to say that when the police divisional officer heard the news they mobilised his men, contacted medical personnel of Igbinedion University Okada and they moved to the scene of the corpse with the family of the deceased and the people of the community.

The corpse of Hon. P.E Ediagbonya was discovered to be him by his family members and his body was removed and taken to the hospital for autopsy.

The police spokesman quoted the state commissioner of police as ” my condolences to the immediate family of late Hon P.E Ediagbonya, and we pray that God will give the family the fortitude to bear the loss of thier father. The commissioner has also promised to catch the killers of the illustrious son of Utese Village.”

Late Mr. Ediagbonya was kidnapped in his house at Utese community, Ovia North East local government area of the state on the 16th of May.

The kidnappers was said to have gotten N5 million from the victim’s family in order to secure his release.

Meanwhile, communication with the abductors was said to become impossible after the ransom was allegedly paid in Asaba, Delta state.

Mr. Ediagbonya was a former commissioner for youths and sports.

He was also a campaign coordinator of a leading APC aspirant in the Edo state governorship poll slated for September.

Mr. Ediagbonya worked as a deputy Chief of Staff to the Edo state government and a one time local government chairman of Ovia north east local government.

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