Popular Edo state musician, Osayomore Joseph, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Tuesday night in his village at Orovie, near Benin City.
It has also been reported that the wife sustained gun shot wounds on the head in the process.
The Edo State Police Command Spokesperson , DSP Moses Nkombe, who confirmed the incident said police received report about the abduction around 11:00 pm.
‘Security operatives have been drafted to hot spots across the state. The police would do its best to secure the release of Osayomore’
Reacting to the incident, the Edo State branch of the Performing Musician Association of Nigeria (PMAN ) has condemned the kidnapping of Osayomore.
‘Osayomore kidnap was an abomination because the victim was abducted shortly after he performed at the palace of the Oba of Benin’
State chairman of PMAN , Eghenova Willie, in a press statement called for the unconditional release of Osayomore just as he called on Governor Godwin Obaseki to beef up security in the state.
Source – Yabaleftonline