BREAKING: Gunmen Kidnap ex-NBA chairman, kill wife, demand N50m ransom
Unknown gunmen have kidnapped a former Auchi branch chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association , identified as A . Itemuagbor in the Uhunmwonde Local Government Area of Edo State .
It was gathered that the incident occurred along the Benin- Auchi expressway on Sunday.
It was learnt that Itemuagbor was on his way to Auchi from Benin, where he had attended convention of the Jehovah ’ s Witnesses when he was accosted by the abductors at Ehor.
The gunmen were said to have shot at him , killing his wife in the process .
He was later said to have been taken away to an unknown location, while a demand of N 50m had been made for his release.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr . Chidi Nwabuzor , could not be reached for comments .
Calls put across to his mobile phone number rang out while he had yet to respond to a text message sent to him as of the time of filing the report .
But the chairman of the Benin branch of the NBA, Prince Collins Ogieva , confirmed the incident.
Ogieva said , “ Itemuagbor was kidnapped at Ehor and his wife killed. It is unfortunate .
“ I hope the police will succeed in releasing Itemuagbor unhurt and arrest the kidnappers . They should be brought to justice . ”