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Kidnappers of Octogenarian DPO in Edo Demand N25m For His Release


Suspected Fulani herdsmen, who abducted Chief James Omafuaire, his wife and customer at his Ikpeshi Quarry site in Akoko-Edo local Government Area of Edo State, have reportedly demanded N25m from his relatives for his release.
Omafuaire, an Olomu Chief who hails from Akperhe-Olomu, in Ughelli-South Area of Delta State, is an elder brother of Vanguard Newspaper senior photo journalist, Akpokona Omafuaire, in Warri, Delta State.
The retired Superintendent of Police and former Divisional Police Officer, Igarra, was supervising his workers at his quarry site in Ikpeshi, near Auchi when the gun-weilding Fulani herdsmen abducted him, his wife, Victoria and an unidentified customer.
The wife was however released after allegedly collecting N200,000 from the abducted customer.
It was gathered that the kidnappers called Charles Omafuaire, son of the octogenarian victim, late Monday night, demanding N25m ransom to release the octogenarian.
Christy Omafuaire Atie, who confirm the ransom demand to journalists, said that the kidnap has caused panic in the family.
While appealing to the herdsmen to lower the demand, the distraught Christy appealed​ to the police authority to help rescue her father.

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