Kidnappers of All Progressives Congress, (APC) chieftain in Cross River State, Mr Dominic Aqua Edem, have demanded the sum of N50 million as ransom from family members.
It will be recalled that Nigerdeltaconnect had earlier reported the abduction of the chieftain from his farm in Ifian, in Bakassi Local Government Area, a few weeks ago.
It was gathered that the abductors got in touch with the family on Sunday and commenced negotiation for his release.
As of the time of filing in this report, negotiation was still on but the family members pleaded that much should not be made public until the man is released.
Sources say this is the second time the victim is being kidnapped. It was gathered that he was kidnapped sometime in 2015, when he was contesting for the House of Representatives for Bakassi/Akpabuyo/Calabar South Federal Constituency and was released after ransom was paid.
Mr Edem, a lawyer, was a two-time member of the Cross River State House of Assembly representing Bakassi State Constituency.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer of the State, Igri Ewa confirmed the abduction, stating that the police were making every effort to rescue the victim.