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Sun DMD’s Wife Released, Police, Family Silent On Ransom

Posted: Sep 18, 2015 at 12:12 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Andrew Utulu


Toyin, the wife of Deputy Managing Director of the Sun Publishing Limited, Steve Nwosu who was abducted by gunmen on Monday has been released. She was released at about 2 am on Thursday and dropped closed to Zenith bank in Amuwo Odofin, Festac area of Lagos State where she was received by her husband and the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State police Command, Fatai Owoseni.

CP Owoseni who addressed a press conference on Thursday afternoon said that he felt he should give update on the robbery incident at Mr. Nwosu’s home that led to the abduction of his wife.

“Happily, Mrs. Nwosu has been released. At about 2.20 am this morning (Thursday), her release was effected. I personally went with her husband to receive her. He has debriefed us. We will deploy all necessary tools and personnel to arrest the perpetrators and bring them to justice those involved and their sponsors.

“We have been working day and night to get those involved and we will not relent. I will continue to appeal to our people that in the face of any unfortunate incident, that the best thing is to work together. Mr. Nwosu gave us all the detailed information we required until she was released”.

The CP however did not disclose whether any ransom was paid to secure her release. He rather said that “the import thing is that she has been released. She was picked a little bit before the first gate of Festac Town. Giving further details will jeopardize investigation.”

It would be recalled that the police had earlier that Mrs. Nwosu was a victim of armed robbery attack who had robbed about three flats in the area and including that of Nwosu and at the end of which they took her hostage.

Our correspondent however observed that Toyin had red eyes which might have been be injury sustained during her captivity. 

A source close to the Nwosu  family said that that her abductors had dropped her off near Zenith Bank by Festac Bridge and sped off with their boat. “She was dropped around 2:30 am the same hour she was abducted from her house on Monday.” the sources said.

He further stated that the kidnappers told Mrs Nwosu that it was people in the area that gave them the information about her.

“They told her that they were given information that she had always been good to the area; providing transformer and free water supply.”

Speaking on how  his wife  was released, Mr Nwosu was quoted as saying  that he  was called to drive to the location without informing anybody.

“I did as I was told,  lo and behold my wife was waiting stranded in the middle of the night.”

Asked whether he paid the ransom the abductors demanded, Nwosu retorted;  “do I look like I have N100m lying somewhere.  All I know is that she was picked from this house and dropped at somewhere.  Every other thing that happened in between I don’t know.”