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2 Igbo Businessmen Kidnapped In Amuwo Odofin Lagos Still Not Released After Families Pay N490M

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April 9, 2016 – Two Igbo Businessmen Kidnapped In Amuwo Odofin Lagos Still Not Released After Families Pay N490 Million Ransom

Panic As Kidnappers Of Igbo Businessmen Demand For 1 Billion Naira Ransom

Families of two Igbo business­men who were kidnapped recently in Amuwo Odofin Local Government area of Lagos State are undergoing trauma. This is because, more than two months after paying over N490 million to secure their release, their abductors are demanding another half a billion naira. These payments have left their families perplexed and frustrated.

A notorious gang of kidnappers has in recent times, refocused their attention on Igbo businessmen in the area and other residents as well. The gang, which appears to be far ahead of security operatives going by their modus operandi, has been raking in billions from their victims, most of them, multi-millionaire Igbo busi­nessmen at ASPAMDA, Trade Fair Complex, Lagos. The latest victims who were picked in January are still in the den of the kidnappers after their families had paid half a billion naira as ransom.

One of them is Frank Umeh, a multi-millionaire industrialist who was kidnapped on January 28, 2016 in front of his house in Raji Rasaki Estate, Amuwo-Odofin. He is yet to regain his freedom after the family was said to have paid N190 million to secure his release. His abductors were said to have told the family that he would be released as soon as the family is able to pay the current naira equivalent of $1million, which is about N320 million.

Another victim identified as Cos­mas Ojukwu Anayo, who was also picked few days before Umeh is also with his abductors. His crime: Ojuk­wu’s family, in an attempt to secure quick release of their breadwinner, quickly paid $1million dollars in less than a week. Their prompt payment irked his abductors who decided to double the ransom. They assumed that since the family could afford such amount within a short time, that means that they were worth much more than $1million.

[Daily Sun]



  1. fifelomo

    April 9, 2016 at 5:34 AM

    God! N490m and yet this wicked sons of the devil wants more. Once kidnappers are caught they should be killed instantly. This people have no mercy. I wish they won’t kill the captives despite the fact that they have paid d ransome.

  2. Olanrewaju

    April 9, 2016 at 5:56 AM

    These kidnappers are greedy,after been paid,yet they refuse to release the victims. God will judge them.

  3. betty

    April 9, 2016 at 6:17 AM

    Are they sure the victims are still alive and what are the security doing abt it? if they were top people in d country one wld ve heard series of news. i pray they are still alive

  4. D Hunter

    April 9, 2016 at 6:19 AM

    Are these peopl real kidnappers or KILL-nappers? Because kidnappers always release their victims once a ransome is fully paid.

    The question now again is how are we even sure the captives are still alive? How are we so sure this is not the handiwork of their business associates thats envying their progress?

    My stroll-hunting continues….

  5. MAN

    April 9, 2016 at 6:28 AM


  6. MAN

    April 9, 2016 at 6:43 AM


  7. sola olaniyi

    April 9, 2016 at 6:49 AM

    Thses people are very wicked sha..

  8. Maryf

    April 9, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    N490m is already too too much. Since January, they have these men in their den tormenting them and their families. They should let them go for crying out loud. What a cruelty from men that have dead conscience. God please expose them.

  9. John Emeka

    April 9, 2016 at 9:02 AM

    Dey re too greedy and selfish and bcos of dat dey ill soon be apprehended.
    As for d multimillionair out there who never in any way render or contribute 2 d poor dis re always one of d way dat there money goes.

  10. Nwoye

    April 9, 2016 at 9:47 AM

    Their families are STUPID people. They have shown the criminals that they have moneu to throw away . so let them keep paying.

  11. bOKEEM

    April 9, 2016 at 12:30 PM

    Guys and lady’s believe me if you guys investigate the cause of this Kidnapping you’ll find out that the kidnappers must have been cheated or robb by the victim in business in the past.

    I am an Igbo man and I know how greedy our people can be when it comes to money, this kidnapping is not a random thing rather to me there is more to it. am not condoning what they did though but I want you guys to think about it. but if there is no more to it well am sorry for the victim.

  12. Omokehinde

    April 9, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    Don’t be deceive Nigerians, there is no kidnapping that doesn’t require insider job who collide with the criminals or kidnappers efore the criminal act of kidnapping. ThEse people are usually the closest to the victims, they give the kidnappers necessary information on to how to escape police chase, and give them information about the family efforts with the police to bring their loved ones back home. There is no kidnapping of anybody without someone close to the victims or their families working with those animals. A man’s enemies are his household says our Lord. It is even more dangerous if the kidnapped victims see whosoever is involved with his or her kidnapping, usually, they kill them after taking the ransom money. Police and other security agencies should not disclose any details of their investigation to any member or friends of those kidnapped. They should be proactive, diligent, and forceful with the way they hand kidnapping cases in Nigeria. There is never going to be a smoke without fire. Nigerian people because of quest for quick and easy money can kill their brother, sisters, friends, and sell them to kidnappers in exchange for blood money. My people, trust nobody. When you have N10 millions, live like you have N100,000. A word, they say is enough for the wise!

  13. Sunny

    April 9, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    God hv mercy, 490m and they are yet to be released. What a wicked set of animals in human flesh

  14. Jilo

    April 9, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    Our problem in this Country is how to stop crime before it escalates into deadly situation like this. Ever since the inception of kidnapping in this Country, none of these perpetrators has ever been brought to justice. All we hear is arrest, after some arrest, that is the end of discussion. These criminals have graduated into another levels now that they are demanding millions in dollars. At times greediness is the only thing that kills people. After collecting about half a billion Naira from the victims, you are still demanding more. Nigerian law makers are just sitting down, folding their arm as if this crime is none of their business. How I wish they are the ones experiencing this suffering they would have come up with a remedy. If this happens in western Countries, they would have find solutions to it. All they have to do is to pass crime bill, follow it to prosecute the criminals and make sure that the justice is served. The past government has been turning a blind eye to this problem instead they were busying stealing public money which they will never finish spending before they depart this sinful world and subject the rest of populace to threat, fear, anger, insecurity and untimely death. If America and UK is like Nigeria, if they don’t secure their law, do you think we will be eager to visit those countries not to talk of sending our children to go and school over there. If one state in Nigeria let say Lagos state can start this campaign, all other states will follow and in little time we will gradually eliminate this act of kidnapping and other heinous crime in our society.

  15. D Hunter

    April 10, 2016 at 6:12 AM

    Jilo, you are 100% right. I agree with you. Well try.

  16. hillz

    April 10, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    pls oo Mr frank umeh is my kinsmen…. dis kidnappers shud hav mercy on him oo and release him….

  17. Mae

    April 10, 2016 at 5:52 PM

    I’m not even sure they are alive… With this amount,that’s serious…

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