Kidnappers of Immigration officer demand N2m ransom
Suspected kidnappers of an Immigration officer, Peter Ofulue, are demanding N2 million as ransom, a family source has said.
Ofulue who is attached to the Ikoyi passport office, Lagos, was kidnapped in front of his house at Ishawo area of Ikorodu on Sunday while he was preparing for a thanksgiving church service following his release from kidnappers’ den last week.
The family source who did not wish to be named, said they paid the sum of N300,000 as ransom before he was set free by the kidnappers last week.
He was among the three residents of Ishawo, Ikorodu who was kidnapped on Sunday, five days after he was set free by gunmen. As at 2.30pm, residents of Ishawo were said to be fleeing the community.
The family source alleged that those behind his previous kidnapping kept him in captivity for two days before he was eventually released after money had exchanged hands.
The source told newsmen, “We have finally established contact with the kidnappers. They are demanding for N2million. When he was released (after he was first kidnapped), we were very happy. We were in the village in Delta State doing thanksgiving service when one of our brothers called that he had been abducted again for the second time.”