Kid­nap­pers of Im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cer de­mand N2m ran­som

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Eu­gene Agha, La­gos

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.”

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