The father of House of Representatives Minority Whip, Samson Osagie was on Sunday evening kidnapped. Pa Ogbewe Samson was reportedly abducted by gunmen at his residence at Urhokuosa, Uhunmwode Local Government Area of Edo State.
The octogenarian was said to have been abducted by six gunmen who stormed his residence in a Volkswagen Golf car around 7pm on Sunday.
According to a close aide of the Minority Whip, the abduction of his father was the second time within the last three years.
The aide said the abduction is coming few hours after some youths in Urhokuosa Community had threatened mayhem against the lawmaker and his family due to the deregistration of the community development association by the state government.
The aide, who pleaded anonymity, said the youths were outlawed from forcefully selling peoples’ lands in the community.
“The lawmaker who has been assisting in developing the community has been urging the youths to embrace peace to avert communal crisis in Urhokuosa,” he stated.
While calling on the commissioner of police and security agencies to prevail on the youth to release the octogenarian unconditionally, the aide said the kidnappers were yet to open negotiation with the family.
When contacted, the spokesman for the state police command, Mr Ejiroro Ahwara said the command was yet to be informed of the abduction.