Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Kidnappers of Akwa Ibom monarch's wife request 100 million naira ransom

Abductors of wife and four children of the paramount ruler of Esit Eket, Edidem Ubong Assam, on Wednesday asked for a ransom of N100 million.

Recall that he was abducted in 2013 and only released after a 15 million naira ransom was paid out.

The victims were abducted on Friday in the palace in Akpautong, Esit Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom. The abductors had contacted the family and demanded for the ransom to release the captives. A source close to the family who pleaded anonymity, said “the kidnappers have opened up for negotiations for the release of the monarch’s wife and children.