Kidnappers demand N60m ransom for Ekiti petrol dealer

By Rasaq Ibrahim, Ado-Ekiti

Suspected kidnappers have placed N60m ransom on abducted prominent petroleum products dealer, Alhaji Suleiman Akinbami.

Akinbami was abducted on Sunday night by four arm-wielding attackers in one of his filling stations along Ado-Ijan-Ikare in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital.

A family source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the kidnappers had contacted the victim’s relatives and demanded N60m for his release.

The source said: ” You know our man was kidnapped on Sunday night in a very dramatic way and very late on Tuesday night, we got a call from them asking us to pay N60 million if we are to see him.

“We pleaded with them to reduce the amount and we are yet to hear from them since then.”

But when contacted, the Ekiti Amotekun Corps commander, Brig. General Joe Komolafe (retd) said he was not aware of the ransom by the abductors, saying his men were trailing the gunmen.

He expressed optimism the…

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