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C’River LP Candidate Kidnaped

Cross River State Labour Party candidate, Dominic Aqua Edem, has been kidnaped.

He is contesting to represent Calabar South, Akpabuyo and Bakassi Local Government Areas, in the House of Representatives. He was also a former deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly.

Daily Times reliably gathered that at about 8.30 p.m. on Sunday, Edem was driven away from his compound, at Anantigha, in Calabar South, by five men in a Toyota vehicle. As of the time of this report, no contact had been made with him or his kidnappers.

The Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), Hogan Bassey, told Daily Times that the matter had been reported to the state Command.

Similarly, in a telephone interview, the Labour Party Chairman, in Cross River State, Austin Ibok, accused the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government in the state for being behind the kidnap.

However, it would be recalled that within the last few weeks, the chairman of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association, in Cross River State, was kidnapped and he allegedly paid N9 million to regain his freedom.

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