Kidnappers Ask Family Members Of Abuja Monarch To Sell His House To Raise N20m Ransom


Kidnapers of the traditional ruler of Bukpe community in Kwali area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have asked family members of the monarch to sell his house in order to raise the N20 million ransom they are demanding.

 Recall that kidnappers invaded the palace of the monarch, His Royal Highness (HRH) Alhaji Hassan Shamidozhi, on Wednesday night.

A family member of the traditional ruler said the kidnappers are insisting on the N20 million ransom.

He said: “In fact, even on Saturday, morning, they called and directed the family to go and sell his house so that they can raise N20m ransom for them.

“One of the family members that they were communicating with told them that even house the chief is residing in is not worth N5 million”.

The worried family member said the leader of the kidnappers threatened to keep the monarch in their custody even if it takes a year to raise the N20 million ransom.

In a related development family members of Ahmed Joel, a resident who was kidnapped alongside his daughter, Precious, told our correspondent that the abductors are demanding a N3 million ransom.


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