24 Hours To Election, APC Women Leader Kidnapped
The All Progressives Congress women leader in Delta State, identified simply as Margaret may be spending the election day in kidnappers' den.
Margaret, a staunch supporter of the member representing Delta Central Senatorial District in the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, was abducted by unidentified gunmen.
It was learnt that Margaret, a politician and trader from Efurun in the Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, was kidnapped on her way back from a campaign rally at Orogun.
It was gathered that the 50-year-old woman, who contested to be a Councillor, was in a vehicle belonging to Omo-Agege’s campaign team with three other party members.
While the other three occupants of the vehicle escaped from the abductors, Margaret was said to have been unlucky and was whisked away to an unknown destination.
The abductors of the APC member were said to have called a friend of the victim and demanded a ransom of N30m before she could be freed.
Explaining the plight of the victim, her friend and an APC member, who gave his name only as Commander, said that Margaret’s captors had called him many times regarding the ransom payment.
Commander, an ex-naval officer, said he initially did not know that the women leader had been abducted until he called her telephone on Tuesday.
He stated, “When I called her number, a man picked the call and I asked him to give the phone to the owner.
“But the man identified himself as a kidnapper. He told me that he would give me two minutes to speak with the captive for me to know that she had been abducted. I was taken aback when I heard him say that. Anyway, I still called the line to speak with Margaret. She told me that it was true that she had been kidnapped.
“After the two minutes, they collected the phone from her and started negotiating with me. They told me to go and bring N30m to secure her release or they would kill her the next day, being Wednesday. I started begging them not to kill her and that they should allow me to contact her people to let them know of the development.”
Commander said the abductors still called him to find out how far he had gone to raise the ransom.
The Delta State Police Command is yet to react to the alleged kidnap.
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