Release: Edo State PDP Chairman Freed from Abductors

Julianah Ologunde
By Julianah Ologunde 2 Min Read

Release: Edo State PDP Chairman Freed from Abductors

Dr. Tony Azegbemi, the Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, has been released after spending eleven days in captivity. He arrived at his residence around 3 am, marking the end of his ordeal.

Kidnapped Edo PDP chair regains freedom

The news of his release was announced by Senator Odion Ugbesia at approximately 6:17 am on Tuesday, although it remains unconfirmed whether a ransom was paid for his freedom.

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Speaking briefly on his mobile phone, Dr. Azegbemi expressed his relief at being reunited with his family, stating, “I am back home with my family. I am fine. I am just trying to rest and will talk to you later.”

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Details surrounding his release remain unclear, with the Edo State Police Command declining to provide further information when contacted by journalists. SP Chidi Nwanbuzor, the police spokesperson, advised waiting for an official statement.

Release: Edo State PDP Chairman Freed from Abductors

Dr. Azegbemi was abducted on March 16, 2024, by armed men near his residence in Benin City. The assailants, traveling in two Toyota Corolla cars, intercepted his vehicle along Odaro Street off Country Home road close to his house at approximately 11 pm.”

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