Kidnappers of Ehanire, Osayomore Demand N350m, N200m for Their Freedom

Kidnappers of the Executive Director of the Ogba Zoo and Natural Park in Benin, Edo State, Andy Ehanire, are demanding a ransom of N350m for his freedom.
It was also learnt that abductors of musician and social critic, Osayomore Joseph, have contacted his family for N200m ransom.
Their continued stay in kidnappers’ dens is attributed to the inabilities of the families to raise the said money.
A close family source from the musician’s family said that “the family has been contacted, but honestly the money they are talking about is outrageous.
“It is not affordable because there is no way the family can find that kind of money. Osayomore is just managing his life right now and does not have such money.
“We are only appealing that they should free him unhurt. The family is not rich; they are only managing just like any other Nigerian. We are begging them to see reasons and release him because his health is not in the best state.”
The Edo State Police spokesman, Moses Nkombe, said the Police was doing all it could to ensure that both Managing Director of the Zoo, Dr. Ehanire, and the veteran musician were freed unhurt for them to re-join their families.
Recall Osayomore was abducted last Tuesday by gunmen at about10p.m. at Orovie village, off Upper Ekewan Road in Egor Local Government Area, Benin.
His wife was trying to dissuade the gunmen to leave her husband, but was shot in the head.
The veteran musician was said to have been abducted after he performed at the palace of the Oba of Benin.
Dr. Ehanire was kidnapped on September 24, while the three policemen stationed at the Zoo were killed by the kidnappers.
Andy is the brother to the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire.

Author: News Editor

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