By Godwin Ogfhre
Sapele—The kidnappers of Mrs Cynthia Diden, wife of the member representing Warri North Constituency in the state House of Assembly, Mr. Michael Diden, are said to be demanding N200,000,000 ransom for her release.
However, the state Police Command said efforts are in top gear to set free Mrs Diden, who was abducted last Sunday in Warri, Delta State.
A close family source said: “Her abductors are demanding N200,000,000 as ransom for her release. She was kidnapped on Sunday night, with one of her younger sisters, from their residence in Warri, and taken to an unknown destination.
“I can say that it is a clear situation of vendetta. The kidnappers have equally vowed to fight the lawmaker for his anti-kidnapping stance at the state House of Assembly, which they claimed has adversely affected their kidnapping business.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Celestina Kalu, said: “Yes we are aware that the honourable’s wife was kidnapped last Sunday and as I speak to you now, we are on top of it to ensure that she is released unconditionally.
“I can assure you that she will soon be released because our men are all out, combing everywhere in search of her.”