A former Senator representing Ekiti North senatorial district, Ayo Arise has been kidnapped

He was abducted on Sunday night by armed men while travelling from Akure to Abuja.

Arise was said to have attended some events over the weekend in Ado Ekiti, the state capital and Ikere Ekiti on Saturday. He also took part in a golf knock around with friends on Sunday at the Ado Ekiti Golf Club along Poly Road, Ado Ekiti.

His abductors were said to have reached out to his family, demanding a ransom of N80 million.

The US-trained economist who represented Ekiti North in the National Assembly under the banner of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) between 2007 and 2011, defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress, shortly before the Governorship elections that ousted former Governor Dr Kayode Fayemi in 2015.

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