Gunmen Abduct Reps Minority Whip's Father


The family of the Minority Whip of House of Representatives, Samson Osagie, was thrown into confusion yesterday morning following the abduction of his father by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.

The 75-year old Pa Samson Imariagbe was reportedly kidnapped from his village, Urhokuosa in Uhunmwode Local Government area of Edo State.

When contacted on phone, Osagie who confirmed the incident said the kidnappers were yet to make contact with the family, adding that calls made to his father’s phone indicated that it was switched off.

Pa Osagie narrowly escaped death when he was involved in an accident along Benin/Abuja Road on his way home after the inauguration of the National Assembly.

The crash claimed three lives, including the lawmaker’s driver and others.

When contacted, Edo state Police Command spokesman, ASP Etim Bassey said he was yet to be briefed on the incident.

—Jethro Ibileke/Benin

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