Kidnappers demand N10m ransom from family of abducted environmental officer in Kogi
May 15, 2022
Abductor of a middle aged widow and mother of four in Kogi are demanding N10 million as ransom from her family.
The widow, Mrs Sefi Jimoh, was allegedly kidnapped on the road while waiting for a commercial motorcycle, popularly called “Okada” to go home after a morning prayer session at Mountain of Fire and Miracles Church in Lokoja metropolis.
Jimoh, an Environmental Officer with the Kogi State Governnent, is the bread winner of the family, according to a family source, who spoke to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lokoja, said “only this morning our sisters’ abductors got to us on phone demanding N10 million ransom for her release.”
“We were so shocked but relieved after knowing that she is still alive after her disappearance yesterday (Saturday) that sent jitters to the entire family members, friends and neighbours around.
“The question now is, where and how do we now in our financial position raise such money to secure the freedom of our sister and mother?”
The source pleaded with the kidnappers to show the widow and the poor family mercy and release her “because getting even one million is like trying to squeeze water from a rock”.
Contacted, the Kogi Police Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP William Ovye-Aya, said he could not confirm nor deny it because he was yet to be briefed by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of “B” Division, where the incident happened. (NAN)