Kidnappers appeared to have returned to the highways in Ondo State after a period of calm, with the abduction of the family members of a monarch, the Orunja of Odigbo, on Saturday along Owo-Oba-Ikare Akoko road while on their way to Akungba-Akoko.
Those abducted were his wife, Regina Akinrinmade, his two daughters and his driver.
The kidnappers demanded N100 million ransom but reduced it to N60 million following the inability of the monarch to raise the sum.
The Odofin of Odigbo Kingdom, Olu Akinsawe, confirmed this development to journalists on Tuesday.
“They are still in the kidnappers’ den as I speak; the security agencies don’t know their whereabouts,” said Mr Akinsawe.
“The abductors have reduced their ransom from N100 million to N60 million. We have been praying for…