Edo Head of Service, Okungbowa, Regains Freedom

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Anthony Okungbowa

 

By Our Reporter

This is good news for Edo State Head of Service, Mr Anthony Okungbowa, who was abducted by kidnappers two days ago. He was released after he allegedly paid an undisclosed sum as ransom to his abductors

A family source, who pleaded anonymity said that Okungbowa was set free last night.

The family source disclosed that the ransom was paid through a collaboration between the family and the State government.

“We just want to thank God that our brother has been set free and in good health condition,” said the source.

The source, however, lamented that the Police orderly attached to the HoS, who was shot during the process of the abduction, died on Monday evening following complications from the gunshot injury he sustained.

The driver of the HoS was shot dead by the gunmen before abducting him, as he was returning to Benin after attending a local event in Oza.

 

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