By Austin Ogwuda
ASABAâ€”A gang has kidnapped wife of a transport magnate in Delta state, owner of Agofure Motors, demanding for a ransom of N500 million to secure her release.
However, luck ran out on them as police working on a tip off have successfully rescued the woman, including her driver.
State Police commandâ€™s spokesman, Mr. Charles Muka, who gave a vivid account of the incident said â€œon October 7, 2009, at 9pm one Mrs. Joy Agofure, female and her driver, one Sunday Onuoro, male, were kidnapped at Agbarho and her ToyotaÂ Camry car, registration number AL 740 EFR takenÂ alongside.
â€œHowever, on October 13, 2009 at 1pmâ€ Ughelli Area command working in synergy with good spirited individuals stormed the hideout of the kidnappers at Okpalla Inland, rescued the victims and arrested ten suspects.
â€œThe suspects have made confessional statements indicating their involvement in the kidnap. Ransom of N500 million was demanded and they will appear in court soon.â€