Family raises Alarm in Ekiti over refusal of Kidnappers to release victims despite Ransom Payment

Family of victims of abduction in Ekiti state are currently traumatized in palpable fears as the kidnappers are reportedly still holding the victims in the den despite payment of ransom

The victims are Fagbemi Abayomi from Ilupeju-Ekiti and Ojo Musa from Kogi State but both based in Aisegba Ekiti.

They were both kidnapped some weeks ago at gunpoint between Ilu-Omoba and Aisegba Ekiti, Gbonyin Local Government area of Ekiti State, the abductors refused to release the victims after payment of ransom fortnight ago.

Family and friends of the victims are confused about the situation.

Wife of one of the victims, Mrs Fagbemi explained the abductors contacted her on telephone to demand for a ransom of 15m but which was later reduced to 10m , they eventually agreed to take 1m for her husband while they agreed two million with the other victim.

Mrs Fagbemi added it became a surprise after ransom were paid and the victims were not released despite the hardship encountered by the family to raise the money.

“It is now two weeks after we paid the ransom, my husband has not been freed. This is eliciting serious threat, panic and tension in our town and family.

“Most traumatising was the fact that we have not been able to reach him on telephone for one and half weeks now. The number the kidnappers were using to reach out to us had been switched off”.

The family appealed to the Amotekun Corps and the Ekiti State Police Command to intensify searches around Aisegba-Agbado-Imesi Irun and Aisegba-Agbado-Ise forests and rescue the victim from captivity.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ekiti State Police Command, DSP Sunday Abutu when contacted promised to get back, while the Commander Amotekun Corps, Retired, Brigadier General, Olu Adewa assured on frantic efforts to secure the victims.

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