Abducted monarch freed after payment of N6.5m ransom

Abducted monarch freed after payment of N6.5m ransom

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The abducted monarch of Rubochi in Kuje Area Council of Abuja, Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim Pada, has regained his freedom.

HRH RUBOCHI IN KUJE AREA COUNCIL OF ABUJA, ALHAJI MOHAMMED IBRAHIM PADA

He secured his release after the payment of N6.5 million to the kidnappers.

A member of the victim’s family who preferred anonymity said the monarch was released at 12noon on Saturday.

He hinted that the kidnappers, collected the ransom, in cash, before they freed the traditional ruler at a forest in a Gbawodi village in Toto Local Government Area, Nasarawa State.

“Actually, they initially demanded N30 million but after intensive negotiations, they accepted N6.5 million, “ he Daily Trust Correspondent.

He said the chiefdom was quite happy that the chief was released unhurt by his abductors after being held captive for four days. Members of the traditional council of the chiefdom, village/district heads elders visited the palace to sympathise with the traditional ruler.

A top police Officer attached to the FCT police Command, ASP Maryam Yusuf, did not pick calls put across to her, to confirm the incident.

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