Obudu: Kidnapped Business Man Released After Paying N1.5m Ransom

In Breaking News, National News, Reports

By Jonathan Ugbal

Anxious family members waiting for his return
Anxious family members waiting for his return

A businessman and Director of Sunday and Andoya Aluminium, Mr. Sunday Anagwe, kidnapped in the early hours of Monday May, 18, 2015 has been released after paying N1.5m CrossRiverWatch can report.

CrossRiverWatch first gathered from a family source that Mr. Sunday was released in the early hours of today after the demands of the kidnappers were met.

CrossRiverWatch contacted Mr. Anagwe on the phone, he was audibly shaken from the ordeal he had gone through in the hands of the kidnappers and he said he was scared of saying anything because he had been warned by the kidnappers to remain quite.

He however confirmed the payment of the N1.5million ransom to regain his freedom after the kidnappers reduced the money from the initial N10million they initially requested for.

CrossRiverWatch also gathered the victim was also handed his car in which the kidnappers drove him away, mobile phones and some other accessories collected during the kidnap, after the wife had dropped the money in the agreed location.

The Mr. Anagwe said he was unable to drive himself after been released and had to call his younger brother to come pick him up somewhere around Vandeikya local government area in Benue state and was immediately driven to a hospital in an undisclosed location.

Anagwe said since his arrest and release, he has not heard anything from the police. He also denied that the police were involved in the negotiations that led to his eventual release.

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