Africa: Kidnappers collect 10 tubers of yam, palm oil, Schnapps as ransom


Three persons kidnapped in Ode-Omi in the Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun state regained their freedom after their captors collected the sum of N3.5 million, a carton of Schnapps, 30 litres of palm oil and 10 tubers of yam as ransom, it has been revealed.

Police in the state had Friday said they had rescued the son of the Chief Imam of Ode-Omi, Abdulazeez Sanni and two others – Adams Bamidele and Jelili Adams – who were abducted two Sundays ago.

The trio were reportedly kidnapped on the eve of the Eid-el Adha in Ode-Omi, a boundary community between Lagos and Ogun states.

The state Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, had denied ransom was paid.

But a source told THE PUNCH that, “The kidnappers collected N3.5m, carton of Schnapps, 30 litres of palm oil, 10 tubers of yam and a five-litre keg of vegetable oil.”

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the police command was not aware of payment of any ransom.

Oyeyemi said, “The victims were rescued by policemen of this command. We are not aware of any ransom.”


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