Reacting to the news of the kidnap of Arise who represented Ekiti North District in the 7th Assembly, the command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP William Aya, told newsmen in Lokoja, the state capital on Monday that the news was strange to him.
According to Aya, Okene -Lokoja road where the senator was said to have been kidnapped on Sunday had been under effective policing, saying that the claim was doubtful.
Sen. Ayo Arise, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had on Sunday been kidnapped on Sunday, along Okene-Lokoja road alongside his Personal Assistant and driver while returning to Abuja from Ekiti.
According to family sources, the gunmen have contacted the family and demanded N80 million ransom.
One of the closest allies of Arise, who wanted to remain anonymous, stated that “They (kidnappers) have contacted us and demanded a sum of N80million ransom. We are worried because we don’t know his situation.
“The family is working hard to secure his release and we have contacted all the relevant agencies, including the police to come to our aid.’’
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