Kidnappers Demand N100m Ransom to Release Hotelier, Staff Abducted in Ogbomoso

A few days after the kidnap of a staff of former governor Alao-Akala of Oyo State in Ogbomoso area of the state, kidnappers have struck again in Ogbomoso, abducting a hotelier and one of his workers.

The hotelier, whose name is given as Oluwagbemiga Owolabi, and one of his workers, a lady simply identified as Rachael, were abducted on Thursday evening in the hotel – Tana Suite – in Abaa, by men suspected to be Fulani herders and Yoruba elements.

Meanwhile, the abductors of the hotelier have established contact with the family of the man, requesting a ransom of N100m to secure the release of the two.

“A ransom of N100m was initially placed but after intense negotiations the bandits reduced the amount to N60m,” a close relation disclosed to ogbomosoinsight.

Nonetheless, the source lamented, “But how can we raise such amount of money? People should pray for us.”

Mr. Oluwagbemiga Owolabi, is said to be hypertensive and so maintains his health by taking prophylactic drugs on regular basis.

This is thus a source of additional worry to his relations, fearing a worsening of the condition.

The abduction is the third in Ogbomoso zone in the last three weeks with a total of N8m allegedly doled out as ransom to secure the release of the two earlier victims (N5m and N3m respectively).

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