The traditional ruler of Bukpe community in Kwali Area Council of the FCT, Alhaji Hussaini Shamdozhi, has disclosed that the abductors of his wife have slashed the N35 million ransom earlier demanded to N8 million, including foodstuff, to release his wife, two sons and five others.
City & Crime had reported that bandits on February 4, 2023, invaded the monarch’s house and abducted one of his wives, Mrs Sadiya Hassan Shamdozhi, his two sons, Hamisu and Osama, and five other residents.
Recall that the monarch himself was abducted on March 30, 2022, after bandits invaded his palace and he was held in captivity for 17 days and later regained freedom after payment of N4m and foodstuff to his abductors.
In a telephone chat with City & Crime, Alhaji Shamdozhi said the leader of the bandits slashed the ransom to N8m after negotiations.
He said, “Today is now 11 days since my wife, two sons and five of my subjects were abducted. The leader of the bandits called two days ago and after intensive negotiation he slashed the money to N8m, including foodstuff.”
He, however, noted that he was still finding it difficult to raise even N1m, calling on security agents to come to his aid by rescuing the abductees.
The spokeswoman of the FCT Police Command, DSP Adeh Josephine, was yet to respond about the development at the time of filing this report.