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Ex-Police DPO, Wife and 1 other Person kidnapped in Akoko-Edo


Some suspected herdsmen, yesterday, kidnapped a retired Superintendent of Police and former Divisional Police Officer of Igarra Police Station, Chief James Omafuaire, his wife and one other person.

They were reportedly abducted at the retired 80-year-old policeman’s quarry in Ikpeshi, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State.

Chief Omafuaire is elder brother of Vanguard Newspaper Senior Photojournalist, Akpokona Omafuaire. The other abducted person was said to be a customer, who had arrived at the site to buy stones.
The kidnappers were said to have collected the sum of N200,000 from the customers before abducting him.

According to Chief Omafuaire’s daughter, Christy Omafuaire Atie: “My father was supervising his workers at his quarry site in Ikpeshi near Auchi when the herdsmen with guns kidnapped him, his wife and a customer.

“They collected N200,000 from the customer and released his wife.

“They have not contacted us. We call on the Edo State Governor to do everything to release my father. We beg the kidnappers to release him unhurt.”

Photo Credit: Tribune

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