Edo Head of Service, Anthony Okungbowan has been Kidnapped


Unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers has abducted the Edo State Head of Service, HoS, Anthony Okungbowa.

Okungbowa was kidnapped on Saturday evening along Oza Road, off Benin Asaba express way in Orhiomwon Local Government Area of the state.

During the incident his driver was reportedly killed in the process of kidnapping the Head of Service.

The HoS was said to be coming from a social event organised by a politician in the LGA.

According to staff within the state government, who spoke with newsmen and opted to be anonymous anonymity said: “He was kidnapped on his way back to Benin City after attending a local event in Oza. His driver was killed.”

Effort to confirm the incident from the state Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, was not successful as he did not pick up calls and he was said to have traveled for an official course.


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