Two days after the kidnapping of two Catholic priests in Ondo state, the suspected kidnappers have demanded a sum of N100 million as a ransom for their release.
The two priests, Rev. Fr. Joseph Nweke and Rev. Fr. Felix Efobi from Awka Catholic Diocese were said to have been kidnapped on Benin-Owo Highway at Elegbeka area of Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State, on their way to Akure, the state capital, for a wedding ceremony, on Friday evening.
Speaking with SUNSHINETRUTH, the Director of Media and Communications of the Ondo Catholic Diocese, Rev. Fr. Leo Aregbesola confirmed that the abductors had called on Sunday to demand the ransom.
He said, “I was told from their parish today that the abductors have contacted the church and they were demanding a ransom of N100million. That is the latest for now. They have not been released.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph said the state commissioner of police had ordered men of the command to move in and go after the hoodlums while the investigation into the incident was still ongoing.