Edo monarch regains freedom —Police

Edo monarch regains freedom —Police

The Edo State 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 in Benin on Thursday .

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 intelligence report .

He said the monarch was rescued Wednesday night at about 10 : 00 p . m . at Upper Sakponba axis of the area .

NAN reports that Aigbe was abducted by unknown gunmen last Saturday in his palace.

NAN also reports that the abductors were said to have contacted the family and demanded a ransom to be paid in foreign currency .

Nwabuzor , however , said that no ransom was paid before the monarch was rescued .

( NAN )

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