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Just in: Abducted Edo PDP chairman, Aziegbemi regains freedom



Just in: Abducted Edo PDP chairman, Aziegbemi regains freedom
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Abducted Edo PDP Chairman, Dr Tony Aziegbemi has regained his freedom after nearly two weeks in his abductor’s custody.

Dr. Aziegbemi, who was set free by his abductors in the early hours of Tuesday, March 26, 2024, got to his Benin City residence at about 3am to the waiting arms of family and close friends, who have kept vigil and engaged in all-night prayers ever since he was taken away by the armed men.

According to Hon Andy Ojiemhekele who shared the good news via social media, Dr Tony Aziegbemi returned home in good health.

Speaking on his mobile phone early Tuesday morning, the PDP chairman said that he was happy to be back home with his family.

Sounding upbeat, he said: “I am back home with my family. I am fine. I am just trying to rest and will talk to you later.”

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Dr. Aziegbemi, a former member of the House of Representatives, who represented Esan North-East/Esan South-East federal constituency of Edo State, was said to have been trailed by his abductors who rode in two Toyota Corolla cars on the night of Thursday, March 15, 2024 when he was abducted.

The gunmen overtook Aziegbemi’s sports utility vehicle (SUV) at a speed break as it slowed down along Osaro Street, off Country Home Road, close to his house at about 11pm on Friday night before seizing him.

The abductors at the weekend contacted Aziegbemi family and demanded for a N500 million ransom.