By Dayo Johnson
Akure—FIVE days after the former Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, Mr. Victor Olabimtan, was abducted, his captors have reduced the ransom from N20 million to N5 million.
Dependable sources told Vanguard that the kidnappers had opened negotiation with the family members, who are reportedly begging them to accept N2.5 million.
They said talks between the kidnappers and Olabimtan’s family were expected to conti-nue last night as the kidnappers promised to call his wife.
Olabimtan, a governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, was allowed to speak with the wife, yesterday, to assure the family that he was in their den and alive.
Vanguard gathered that Olabimtan and the state Chairman of Muslim Welfare Board, Alhaji Abdulrashidi Ajifowowe, were kidnapped on their way to Abuja from Akure.
Reports had it that they were abducted separately.
Vanguard could not confirm if Ajifowowe’s abductors had contacted his family.