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Kidnappers demand N60m ransom for petrol dealer in Ekiti

The abductors of a popular petrol dealer in Ekiti State, Mr Suleiman Akinbami, have made a N60 million ransom demand for his release. Akinbami was…

The abductors of a popular petrol dealer in Ekiti State, Mr Suleiman Akinbami, have made a N60 million ransom demand for his release.

Akinbami was kidnapped on Sunday around 8:30 pm by four gunmen in one of his filling stations in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

A family source, who does not want his name in print for security reasons, told newsmen on Wednesday that the kidnappers called on Tuesday night to demand the amount before they would release the victim.

Contacted, the Ekiti State Amotekun Corps Commander, Brig. Gen Joe Komolafe (rtd.) said he was not aware of the ransom but added that his men were trailing the gunmen.

He expressed optimism that the victim would soon be rescued with the combined efforts of Amotekun, police and vigilante in the state.

Komolafe urged residents to give timely and useful information on the activities of criminals in their domains.

According to him, “Let me tell you that our personnel are very much in the bush trailing the kidnappers in a bid to rescue the victim.”

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