…orders Police, DSS to bring perpetrators to book
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has expressed sadness and shock over the dastardly murder of a former Commissioner for Youths and Sports and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Mr. Presley Ediagbonya, by kidnappers.
In a statement, Obaseki called on the Department of State Services (DSS), Nigeria Police Force (NPF), and other security agencies to spare no expense in ensuring that the perpetrators of the heinous act are apprehended and promptly brought to justice.
The governor, who described the death as sad and extremely painful, extended his heartfelt sympathy to the Ediagbonya family as well as the APC in Edo State.
According to him, “I am deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Mr. Presley Ediagbonya, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, who was said to have been murdered by his abductors days after his kidnap.
“I call on all security agencies, including the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Police to spare no expense in fishing out the culprits and I can assure you that as a government, we will stop at nothing to ensure that justice is done.
We will make no distinction between the kidnappers who committed this act and those who harbour them.
“The late Ediagbonya was a gentleman that worked assiduously for a better society, contributing his quota to development. He consistently distinguished himself and will be greatly missed by all.”