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Kidnapping Armed men abduct wife of parliament member in Delta State

The member of parliament whose wife was taken, was warned by the kidnappers not to disclose the situation to the members of the public.

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The abductors demanded a sum of N300m for Cynthia's release.


Mrs. Cynthia Diden, one of the wives of Delta State House of Assembly member, Mr. Michael Diden, has been abducted by gunmen who have demanded N200m ransom for her release.

Cynthia was kidnapped at the Effurun Roundabout in the Uvwie Local Government Area, on Sunday, June 26, 2016.

According to Punch, a family member of the MP revealed that he was sternly warned against disclosing the matter to the public.

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There are suggestions that the abduction of Cynthia was in connection with a brawl which the law maker has been having with some youths in the state, another family member revealed.

“The kidnappers contacted Ejele and demanded a ransom of N500m which was later reduced to N200m after negotiations on Tuesday.”

SP Celestina Kalu, who is the Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Police Command, confirmed the report on the abduction.

She mentioned that the police are currently on the trail of the suspects in a bid to recover the woman.

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