The kidnappers of a chieftain of All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Cross River State, Mr Dominic Aqua Edem, have demanded N50m ransom after contacting the the family on Sunday.
However, the family members pleaded that much should not be made public until the man is released.
Mr Edem, a lawyer, was a two-time member of the Cross River State House of Assembly representing Bakassi State Constituency had been kidnapped twice.
“He was a member representing Cross River on the board of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. He was kidnapped in his farm in his village in Ifiang, in Bakassi local government area,” a source said.
He was kidnapped in 2015 when he contested for the House of Representatives for Bakassi/Akpabuyo/Calabar South federal constituency and was released after ransom was paid.
The Deputy Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Igri Ewa had confirmed the abduction, but said the police were making efforts to rescue the victim.