Kidnappers Seize 9 Year Old Boy In Ugep, Demand .5m Ransom

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by crossriverwatch admin

Mr. Kola Sodipo, Commissioner of Police, Cross River State Command
Mr. Kola Sodipo, Commissioner of Police, Cross River State Command

A report by Yakurr Reporters say some unarmed men walked into the house of one Mr. Nairobi, a business man in Kekonkole Ijom Ugep, in Yakurr LGA or Cross River State and kidnapped his 9 year old boy, Master Walter Ofem, and have demanded N500,000 as ransom.

The 9 year old boy was said to be playing at home when all of a sudden, people around could no longer find him.
Mr. Nairobi a popular business man who sells building materials at Ikpi Okon’s Junction Ugep told Yakurr Reporters that he was at his shop when he received a call from his wife informing him of the boy’s disappearance.

Mr. Ofem Nairobi said he raced to the house to begin a search party which did not yield any result.

He later proceeded to report the issue to the, Paramount Ruler of Yakurr, Obol Lopon, who assured him that his boy will return before the end of the day.

He also decided to involve the Police but while on his way to the Police Station, at Ugep, Yakurr Reporters say his phone rang and it was one of the kidnappers telling him not to involve the Police. “I was driving to the police station at the court when my phone rang and I picked, the caller asked what I was going to the police to do, that if I know what is good for me, I should arrange N500,000 and give them so I can have my son, that involving the Police will not help me.

“I still went ahead and reported to the Police. As I was coming back, they called again asking if I have seen my son having reported to the Police. The young man was asking whether or not I am ready to pay the money. I told him yes I will pay but where do I meet him, he told me he will contact me and ended the call. When I tried calling his phone, it was switched off.”

Police in Yakurr were also reported to have confirmed and incidented the kidnap and are presently on the heels of the kidnappers.

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