Kidnappers Seize Business Man In Obudu, Demand Ten Million Naira Ransom

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By Jonathan Ugbal

The smashed window through which the kidnappers gained access
The smashed window through which the kidnappers gained access

In what is seemingly the first of its kind in the history of crimes committed in Obudu local government area, a businessman and proprietor of Sunday and Andoya aluminum company, Mr. Sunday Anagwe has been kidnapped.

Mr. Anagwe CrossRiverWatch gathered from sources close to his immediate family was kidnapped at about 12am this morning at his residence located behind government primary school, Udigie at ranch road, Obudu.

CrossRiverWatch also learnt the kidnappers later contacted the wife and demanded a ransom of ten million Naira which was later reduced to five million Naira.

The wife of the kidnapped businessman was obviously frightened and unwilling to speak with our reporter who visited the scene of the incident.

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

CrossRiverWatch also reliably gathered that this morning’s incident is the third robbery incident in Mr. Anagwe’s home with the last one just under two months ago.

Mr. Anagwe just recently returned from a business trip and a visit to his residence showed family and friends sympathizing with the immediate family.

Shattered windows suggested the mode of entry of the kidnappers while a family member said after gaining entry, the kidnappers had a brief argument about whether to kill Mr. Anagwe or to just rob him before they eventually decided to take him away and they drove him away in his own Honda car, blazing loud music and they sped off.

The police in Obudu were as usual reluctant to talk to our reporter but the Special Adviser on Peace and Security to the local government, Mr. Spokesman Agogo told CrossRiverWatch that the matter has been reported to the Department of State Security and a manhunt for the kidnappers in underway.

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