Kidnappers demand N50m ransom for 90-yr-old woman

UGHELLI —THE five-man kidnap gang that stormed Oviri-Olomu community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State, last week, and kidnapped 90-year-old Mrs. Egbeshire Otovwievwie is demanding  N50 million ransom for her release.

The nonagenarian is the mother of a top official of the National Union of Petroleum, Energy and Natural Gas, NUPENG, and staff of the Nigeria Gas Company, NGC.

A dependable source told Vanguard: “The kidnappers called the woman’s son on Sunday and demanded that N50 million be paid before the woman will be released.”

Vanguard was not able to reach the victim’s son for comments, but there was palpable tension in Olomu kingdom over the incident.

Meantime, the community’s vigilance group and youths have mounted round the clock surveillance in Olomu and environs since the incident, while a manhunt was on for the kidnappers.

The abductors, who took the community youths unawares, went to Mrs. Otovwievwie’s residence on Esie Street, Oviri Olomu, in a Toyota Camry car at about 12.30 a.m, last Friday, and whisked her away.

The Olomu monarch, Ovie R. L. Ogbon, Ogoni-Oghoro I, yesterday, appealed to the kidnappers to immediately and unconditionally, release the great grandmother.

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