Family seeks reduction as Ekiti businessman’s abductors demand N60m
The kidnappers of a petroleum products dealer, Alhaji Sulaiman Akinbami, Ekiti State have reportedly contacted his family, demanding payment of N60m as ransom.
A source in the family said the kidnappers contacted the family over 48 hours after he was abducted around 9pm on Sunday at his petrol station along Ado – Ijan Ekiti Road in Ado-Ekiti.
The source said, “You know our man was kidnapped on Sunday night in a very dramatic way and very late on Tuesday; we got a call from them asking us to pay N60m for his release.
“We pleaded with them to reduce the amount and we are yet to hear from them since then.”
However, the Corps Commander, Ekiti Amotekun Corps, Brig. Gen. Joe Komolafe (retd., who said his men were in the forest in search of the bandits with a view to securing Akinbami’s release and arresting the bandits, said, “We are not aware of demand of any ransom.”
The corps commander said, “Let me tell you that our personnel are very much in the bush trailing the kidnappers in a bid to rescue the victim. It is a joint collaborating with police and other security agents to rescue him unhurt.”