Edo state police command has confirmed the kidnapping of the Divisional Police Officer of Fugar Division of Edo State Police Command, CSP, Ibrahim Ishaq.
A police statement signed by the Edo state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bello Kontongs, said the top police officer was kidnapped on 26 November 2021 2021 at about 6.30 pm.
The DPO was on his way to Aghenebode in a private vehicle with his Orderly, one Sergeant Aliu, who were both on mufti when they were abducted.
They were accosted at Ekwuosor by hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers.
The armed men suddenly emerged from the bush and opened fire on their private vehicle forcing the car to stop.
They, however, whisked CSP Ibrahim Ishaq into the bush while the orderly managed to escape.
The police statement said the commissioner of police Edo state police command CP PHILIP ALIYU OGBADU has called for calm as he advised the people in the locality to go about their lawful businesses as the command is on top of the situation.
Standard Gazette reported on Saturday that the kidnappers are demanding N50m ransom from the family.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.