Okungbowa Edo head of service kidnapped, driver killed

Anthony Okungbowa: kidnapped

Anthony Okungbowa kidnapped
By Jethro Ibileke/Benin

Edo State Head of Service, Anthony Okungbowa, has been reportedly abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.

A driver attached to him, was said to have been shot dead by the hoodlums during the incident which occurred on Saturday outside Benin.

Efforts to obtain comment from the State Commissioner of police, Mr. Babatunde Kokumo and the police Public Relations Officer in the State Command, Chidi Nwabuzor, were aborted.

Okungbowa was appointed HOS by Governor Godwin Obaseki in May 2020.

A source within the state security source architecture who chose to be anonymous, however confirmed the incident.

According to him, “He was kidnapped..details of his kidnap is sketchy.

“It happened outside Benin… We are trying to get across to them,” the source added.


  1. Retaliatory kidnappings to frustrate their losses in the poll. They want to make Edo State ungovernable, to spoil the gains by Obaseki. Light up Edo State, the power plants have not been activated to quench the darkness where evil operate.

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