Abductors of HRM, Obi Sunday Olisewokwu, the traditional ruler of Ogodor community, Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta state have demanded for ransom of N200 million.
A palace chief, Okolie Nwuosu who Spoke to DAILY POST in Asaba on Tuesday, said, ” We got a call this early morning from some persons asking for N200 million ransom, although their English was not too clear, they spoke like Hausa people, we are meeting to take the next steps. It is unfortunate that kidnapping has returned again in Delta “.
But the police commissioner in the state, Mr Muhammad Mustafa while speaking with DAILY POST, said, ” We are not aware of the ransom, but we are aware of the Monarch’s kidnap, we are working hard to ensure his release unhurt, We have deployed anti-kidnapping squad to fish the hoodlums out, and rescue the king unhurt “.
It was gathered that suspected herdsmen allegedly ambushed the monarch around Ezi and Onicha Olona communities during nightfall on his way home from a meeting in Issele Uku community, and ordered him to stop his Jeep and was forced into their waiting vehicle before they zoomed into an unknown destination
Sources said two of the monarch’s aides who tried to stop the Abductors, were fatally injured, and are at present, admitted into the hospital in Asaba for treatment
Investigation revealed that the abducted Monarch doubles as the Chairman, Aniocha North Local Government Traditional Rulers’ Forum,and he is often seen to be principled, witty and blunt in decision Making
Further investigation revealed that Ezi and Olona road had remained a den of kidnappers’ operational base, especially during nightfall, and only recently, a family of 5 were allegedly attacked on the road by suspected herdsmen, and they left with severe injuries.
Motorists who ply the road but Spoke to DAILY POST on condition of anonymity said, ” The police are not doing enough on the road at, these herdsmen are armed with sophisticated guns including arrows, they are the ones kidnapping people on the road, we must pray hard before we travel on the road, it is dangerous, the family of five they attacked recently, are yet to recover well. “