Kidnappers of Principal demand N50m ransom, police recover SUV

Kidnappers of Principal demand N50m ransom, police recover SUV

The abductors of the Principal of Madonna Community Secondary School in Oruk Anam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Monday Ekoriko, have demanded a ransom of N50 million.

This was as the Akwa Ibom State Police Command announced the recovery of the Principal’s Sport Utility Vehicle.

The Eagle Online recalls that Ekoriko was abducted by gunmen in his country home in Udianga Enem village, Etim Ekpo LGA last week Saturday.>>>>>CONTINUE READING HERE>>>>>

He was there to attend a church service at the United Evangelical Church, which he built in the community.

Ekoriko’s eldest son, Menyene, told newsmen in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital: “They (kidnappers) called me on the phone and the number was hidden.

“They told us to arrange N50 million before my father could be released.

“The discussion was so brief and sharp with a threat that some people have paid for my father to be killed, that only a higher amount would save him.”

Menyene disclosed that the Lexus SUV of his father, with which the kidnappers whisked him away, had been recovered after it was abandoned at the Ekparakwa axis of Oruk Anam LGA.

The spokesman of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command, Odiko Macdon, said: “We can confirm the recovery of the car.

“The police have nothing to do with ransom, but I can assure you that soon the hoodlums will be apprehended and brought to justice because the Commissioner of Police, Olatoye Durosinmi, who is personally directing the operation, has zero tolerance for crimes.”

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