Kidnappers of Kogi LG chairman demand N100m ransom


Abductors of chairman of Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi State, Mr. Pius Kolawole, have demanded N100million as a ransom for his release.

Kolawole was in the same vehicle with the Pension Board Commissioner, Mr. Solomon Akeweje, who was killed during the operation.

The incident occurred at Eruku, Kwara State, few kilometers to Egbe, Kogi State when they were returning from Ilorin, Kwara State.

A family source told The Nation the kidnappers contacted another family member on Sunday to demand N100 million to free Kolawole.

The source added the caller promised to get back on Monday.

Another source said Ijumu council chairman, Taofiq Isah, who doubles as Kogi ALGON boss, has been saddled with the task of discussing with the kidnappers whenever they call.