By Brisibe Perez
UGHELLI—ABDUCTORS of an Ughelli based businessman, Mr. Adetona Olayimika have demanded N8million as ransom from his family for his release.
A member of his family who spoke on condition of anonymity said that the kidnappers have been in contact with his wife using the phone numbers of other kidnap victims in their custody in negotiating for the ransom.
Giving details of the conversation, the source said: “When they mentioned N8 million as ransom, she told them they do not have that kind of money, but they insisted that she and other relatives should call a meeting of immediate and extended family members and discuss on how they would raise the said money.
“We are using this medium to appeal to them to release him because the family does not have that kind of money they are demanding for as ransom.”
Mr. Olayimika, a wholesale distributor of Reckitt Benckiser Nig. Ltd. antiseptic products to retailers at the Ughelli market, was abducted at Ughelli, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State last Wednesday evening while returning home from work.