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Jonathan’s Cousins’ Kidnappers Demand N50m Ransom

Posted: May 30, 2015 at 2:59 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Ejikeme Omenazu, lagos

THE gunmen who kidnapped former President Goodluck Jonathan’s cousins, Patience Egbeni and Kate Eni, recently in Bayelsa State, are demanding N50 million ransom to free them.

They are still being held hostage ten days after their abduction by six gunmen said to be in military uniform.

Saturday Independent gathered that the kidnappers have established contact with the family,

Patience Egbeni and Kate Eni were kidnapped at their stores along the riverbank of Akempli, Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.

The bandits reportedly stormed the riverbank of Akempli at about 8.30am on May 20, 2015 and seized the women.

The hoodlums forced their victims into a waiting speedboat and took them to an unknown destination.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Butswat Asinim, said the victims had not been released.

Asinim, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), said he was not aware of the ransom demand, adding that security agencies were still making efforts to get them freed.

But, a youth leader in Ogbia, who declined to give his name, said it took the hoodlums more than four days to establish contacts with their families.

“They called and demanded N50million ransom. The families are still negotiating with the kidnappers,” the source disclosed.