Emmanuel Agbale, the Commissioner for Science and Technology in Edo State has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
Confirming the incident, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, the command’s Public Relations Officer told newsmen that information available to the command indicates that Agbale was abducted by yet-to-be-identified kidnappers on Friday evening around Ogbemudia farm, along the Benin-Auchi road in Ehor Divisional Jurisdiction.
He said that the orderly to Agbale was shot dead by the kidnappers in the process, while his driver escaped.
“It was the driver who now contacted and reported the development to the police.
“However, we have swung into action and investigation and search have commenced, so that he is not only released but to also ensure that the abductors are apprehended,” he said.