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Edo Customary Court President Kidnapped Few Hours After Abduction Of Ex-Lawmaker

The President of Igueben Area Customary Court, Mrs Precious Aigbonoga, was kidnapped on Monday morning in Ugoneki, while on her way to court in Igueben Local Government Area, Edo State.

The Nigeria Bar Association Publicity Secretary, Festus Usiobaifo, said in a statement that the NBA was working closely with the Edo State Police Command to ensure Aigbonoga regained her freedom from the kidnappers.

The statement read, “The President of Igueben Area Customary Court, Mrs Precious Aigbonoga, was kidnapped on Monday morning around Ugoneki area, on her way to court in Igueben Local Government Area, Edo State.

“She is the wife of our colleague, Mr. Afebu Aigbonoga, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Etsako West Constituency 1.

“The Chairman of the Lion Bar, Chief Nosa Edo-Osagie, is deeply saddened by this news and condemns, in strong terms, the worrisome insensitivity of these bandits in kidnapping Mrs. Precious Aigbonoga; an easygoing, gentle, and hardworking judicial officer.

“The executive of the NBA is in close touch with the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Dankwara. By the grace of God Almighty, His Honour shall be rescued unhurt, and the bandits brought to book, Amen.

“Let us keep His Honour in our prayers, please.”

CHECPOINTCHARLEY also reported that a former Edo State House of Assembly member, Festus Edughele, was kidnapped on Monday morning by suspected gunmen in Ubiaja while on his way from Orhionmwon to Benin City, the state capital.

Today’s abductions come three days after 32 passengers waiting to board a train from the Igueben station in the Igueben Local Government Area of the state to Warri in Delta State were kidnapped by suspected herdsmen on Saturday evening.

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