A N10 million ransom has been demanded by the kidnappers of Mrs. Marian Onoyume, wife of Vanguard correspondent in Rivers State, Mr. Jimitota Onoyume, if he wants her released.
She was kidnapped last Monday at Eku, Ethiope Local Government Area of Delta State.
Mr. Onoyume said in a text message, yesterday: “They called me with my daughter’s number at about 7.00 pm yesterday, (Monday) demanding N10 million.
“I pleaded with them that I had never held N1million in my life, but they said I have an SUV, that I am a rich man.
“I, again, begged them that the SUV was bought fairly used and it is 1995 model of Pathfinder. I begged them to please release my wife, that I am a reporter.
“Journalists are not known to be rich, we may be seen on television, but we are only doing our job. They later said I should send MTN airtime, which I did.
“My wife’s car has been recovered. It was abandoned at Abraka, Ethiope –East Local Government Area of Delta State.
“I am begging the kidnappers to have mercy on us. They should release my wife; we do not have money, I am a reporter.”
According to the spokesperson of Delta State Police Command, Mr. Charles Muka, information that the kidnappers were asking for N10 million ransom has gotten to the police. [Vanguard]