Kidnappers of Bayelsa Monarch’s wife demand N5m ransom

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The kidnappers of Mrs Tina Inegbagha, Wife of the Paramount Ruler of Ayakoro community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa have demanded N5 million ransom to release her.

Mrs Inegbagha, who spent the Christmas and New Year at the kidnapper’s den, was abducted at the palace of her husband on Dec. 16, 2017.

Mr Majesty Inegbagha, a member of the Monarchs family, who confirmed the development on Thursday in Yenagoa, said the kidnappers had earlier contacted the family demanding for N100 million.

“The kidnappers are now demanding N5 million, yes, they contacted us earlier demanding for N100 million but later reduced the ransom to N30 million and now N5 million,

“We have been able to establish contact with the kidnappers of her majesty and we have also spoken with her on phone,’’ he said.

Inegbagha lamented the inability of the family to raise the money and pleaded with the kidnappers to release the monarch’s wife unconditionally.

“Where can we get that money? We have been appealing to them to help us and release her to us,” he pleaded.

Mrs Inegbagha was kidnapped alongside the Principal of the Government Craft Development Centre in the Community.