– The commissioner of police in Edo state Philip Aliyu Ogbadu has advised Nigerians to stop paying the ransom to kidnappers.
– Ogbadu said the police doors are always open to lodge any case of kidnapping in the state.
– The police boss said that the state command was not informed of the kidnapping of a US-based Nigerian until the ransom was paid.
Philip Aliyu Ogbadu, the Edo state commissioner of police, has cautioned Nigerians against paying a ransom to kidnappers.
while speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Friday, February 5, the commissioner advised the citizens to quickly report any kidnapping incident to the police authorities.
The police boss was reacting to the kidnap and killing of a US-based Nigerian in Edo state.
The report also stated that the victim, Dennis Abuda, who travelled to Edo for the Christmas holiday was said to have been on his way to the Lagos airport before he was killed by his abductors in the state.
According to the report, Abuda, alongside his family members purportedly, left Fugar, in Etsako Central local government area in the early hours of Saturday in a Toyota Sienna with registration number, LAGOS, SMK 606 GQ, when they were ambushed by the gunmen.
The police commissioner lamented that the state police command was not informed of the incident until the ransom was paid.