Kidnappers of DELSU Lecturer’s Wife Demand N10million Ransom

Kidnappers of DELSU Lecturer’s Wife Demand N10million Ransom

Nosa Eresoyen, Asaba

Abductors of the wife of a lecturer at the Delta State University (DELSU) Abraka, Mrs Esther Sunny Ojobor, are currently asking for N10million ransom from her family members to secure her release.

Recall that Mrs Esther Sunny Ojobor was last Monday evening kidnapped by some persons suspected to be fulani hersdmen around her privately owned store after she had closed from her school where she teaches.

The battle to secure her release by security operatives in the state had been ongoing until on Wednesday when the Kidnappers through a telephone conversation, established a contact to ask for N10million ransom for her release or she will be killed.

But the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya when contacted however confirmed that there was already contact established by the Kidnappers, adding that the police were doing a everything possible to stem the tide of kidnappings in the area and its environs.

Family member who spoke to our Correspondent in Asaba on condition of anonymity described the incident as unfortunate adding, “The Kidnappers called us on Wednesday night and were asking for N10million ransom.

They were talking like fulani hersdmen through the telephone and their English language was not clear at all which shows that they are fulani hersdmen in the bush to collect money from the people in the area”

The husband of the victim, Dr Sunny Ojobor who spoke to our Correspondent in Asaba said’: The Kidnappers are asking for N10million and it is very shocking that we have gotten to this extent in Nigeria. Imagine them Kidnappers who kidnapped  a person that is doing her own private business and managing her life. We are praying that nothing should happen to her,”

Investigation revealed that there has been several cases of Kidnappings and car snatching In the last few weeks in the state, a situation that had unsettled residents of the state, especially relations of the Kidnappers’ victims.

In another development, cult war in Ewulu community in Delta state on Tuesday was reported to have claimed the life of one person in the area while several others were injured and are currently admitted into the hospital for treatment

DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, Police Public Relations Officer in the state who spoke to our Correspondent confirmed that Investigation into the incident was ongoing, adding that three persons have been arrested and detained at the State CID for further investigation, warning that the police will do everything possible to ensure that those behind the activities are brought to arrest as soon as possible.

Also, the police in Ogwashi Uku Community on Tuesday evening shot dead suspected member of an armed robbery gang during cross fire with them while acting on distress calls in the area.

It was gathered that two suspected members of a robbery gang was operating somewhere around Agighide Quarters where they succeeded in dispossesing their victims of their belongings before residents put up calls to the police who immediately responded and during cross fire, killed one of them while the other escaped with bullet injuries into the bush.

DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, Police Public Relations Officer in the state confirmed the incident adding that investigation was ongoing with a view to bringing the fleeing suspect to arrest including their other gang members operating in the area.

Tags assigned to this article: