The All Progressives Congress Candidate for the Edo State House of Assembly Mr Michael Ohio-Ezomon has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
Ohio-Ezomon was whisked away by the assailants from his house at Eme-Ora in Owan West Local Government Area of the state.
According to Mr Frank Illaboya, the chairman of the local government, the potential lawmaker was taken away through his at about 1am on Thursday.
“Our candidate in the forthcoming election has been abducted by three gunmen at his house at about 1am this morning.
“The orderly attached to him was killed and our candidate was taken away by gunmen through the window.
“As I speak to you now, there has been no contact from the abductors,” Illaboya said.
According to the stated police commissioner Hakeem Odumosu, investigations will begin immediately, adding that no contact has been established.
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Meanwhile, the body of the orderly has been deposited in a mortuary in the area. The abducted APC house of assembly candidate had earlier represented Owan West Constituency in the state assembly between 2011 and 2015. (NAN)