50 MILLON NAIRA RANSOM DEMANDED BY THE KIDNAPPERS OF THE ENUGU MONARCH
The kidnappers of the traditional leader of the Obom-Agbogugu Autonomous Community in Awgu Local Government Area, Enugu State, his Royal Highness, Igwe Sunday Orji, contacted his family.
The previously reported traditional ruler was kidnapped just after the Agbogwugwu-Ihe Junction as he returned from receiving the thank-you service organized by the Bishop of the Diocese of Awgu for the successful ordination of the Dioceses on Saturday.
Ugochukwu Orji, one of the traditional leader’s sons, confirmed, “Yes, we have been contacted by our father’s captors and we are sure they are Fulani shepherds”.
When asked if the kidnappers had mad any demand, Prince Orji replied, “Yes, they made a request. They requested for 50 million nairas (50,000,000 naira). “
When making contact, Ebere Amaraizu, Enugu Police Command’s public relations officer, said: “The police are fully aware of the deplorable development and are currently following in the footsteps of the kidnappers.”
He went further stating that “with the technical support received by the command, they will close the thugs as soon as possible”.