Abuja Newspapers Distributors’ President Abducted, Kidnappers Demand ₦15m
The President, Abuja Newspapers Distributors Association, John Emmanuel, was kidnapped by bandits in a ‘one-chance’ vehicle in the Giri area of the Federal Capital Territory on Tuesday night.
The PUNCH exclusively gathered that the kidnappers have demanded ₦15m ransom from his family.
Our correspondent gathered that Emmanuel was abducted on the Giri Highway around 8pm on Tuesday on his way back home.
The victim’s wife, Mrs Uche Emmanuel, on Wednesday, in an interview, confirmed her husband’s abduction while also noting that his abductors have reached out to the family demanding ₦15m ransom for his freedom.
She said, “Yes, my husband was kidnapped in Giri yesterday at about 8pm. He was in a public taxi on his way back home, unfortunately, the vehicle was a one-chance vehicle, and they’re demanding ₦15m before they’ll release him.”
Meanwhile, the FCT Police Command said the incident has yet to be reported to the police for intervention.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, said, “There is no such incident reported at any of our stations for now. Maybe the family has not contacted or reported to us (the police) yet; we can’t know what is not reported to us.”