Barrister Isaac Emmanuel Ekpa, Former Chairman of Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State was abducted by unknown Gunmen around Ochadamu in Ofu Local Government Area of the state.
According to reports, he was abducted on Friday on his way to his country home.
It was gathered that while the kidnappers are demanding for N25 million ransom, the family of the victim was negotiating to pay N1 million for his release.
When contacted, the Kogi State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Williams Ayah, confirmed the abduction, saying a patrol team attached to the Ofu area discovered an abandoned car along the road in Ochadamu area.
He said that on close scrutiny, they found an abandoned ID card in the vehicle bearing the name Emmanuel Isaac Ekpa, apparently indicating he was kidnapped by gunmen.
He said that the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Edeh had directed men of the command to track the culprits and rescue the victim.