The Edo State Police Command, on Saturday, confirmed the abduction of Mr Emmanuel Agbale, the Commissioner for Science and Technology in the state.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the development in Benin.
Nwabuzor said that information available to the command indicates that Agbale was abducted by yet-to-be-identified kidnappers on Friday evening by Ogbemudia farm, along the Benin-Auchi road in the Ehor Divisional jurisdiction.
He said that the orderly to Agbele was shot dead by the kidnappers in the process, while his driver escaped.
“It was the driver who now contacted and reported the development to the police.
“However, we have swung into action and investigation and search has commenced, so that the official is not only released but to also ensure that the abductors are apprehended,” he said.