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Police confirm kidnap of APC leader

The Bayelsa State Police Command has confirmed the kidnapping of an All Progressives Congress, APC, leader in the state.

Chief Executive Officer of a pro-All Progressive Congress (APC) campaign group known as the “New Face”, Robert Desmond was confirmed kidnapped on Tuesday.

Spokesman of the command, DSP Asimin Butswat, confirmed the abduction to reporters in Yenagoa, the state capital.

He said that the “police had commenced investigation to arrest the perpetrators of the crime.”

A witness, Mike Perekiye, told News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, that the victim, who is an APC leader in the state, was abducted on Saturday after a social event in Nembe Local Government Area.

Also, the Caretaker Chairman of Brass Local Government Area, Victor Isaiah, condemned the act, describing it as “wickedness to humanity.”

The LGA boss further called on security operatives to “do everything possible to secure the release of the victim unharmed.”

Isaiah urged anyone with information that could lead to his release to report to the authorities for prompt action.


About Lanre Oyetade

A multiple award winner in Economics and business journalism, Lanre Oyetade has served close to two decades in the media industry, spanning different notable stables, where he is privileged to have risen to the position of a title editor. A masters degree holder in Economics from the University of Lagos and doctoral student at the Babcock University, he is a winner of the prestigious NMMA Capital Market Award for two consecutive years (2004 & 2005), and was also a nominee for the body’s banking and finance and money market awards for two years. In 2013, he also won the Most Outstanding Business-Reporting Title Editor award of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). A minister in the LORDS’s vineyard, he has been an inspirational speaker and resource person at many corporate and religious fora since early 2004, and has so far authored three books on the capital market; on personal effectiveness, and on personal finance, in 2008 and 2014, respectively.