Kidnappers Of Bayelsa Monarch’s Wife Reduce Ransom From N100m To N5m

By Emem Idio

THE kidnappers of Mrs Tina Inegbagha, wife of the paramount ruler of Ayakoro community in Ogbia Local Government Area, have reduced the N100 million ransom, which they initially asked for before she will be released, to N5 million.


Mrs Inegbagha was kidnapped at the palace of the monarch on December 16 last year, alongside the Principal of Government Craft Development Centre by gunmen. Family member speaks Confirming the development, Mr. Majesty Inegbagha, a member of the monarch’s family, said the kidnappers had contacted the family demanding for N100 million before reducing the ransom to N30 million and again to N5 million.

He said: “We have been able to establish contact with the kidnappers of Her Majesty and we have spoken with Her Majesty. “They initially demanded N100 million before her release and later reduced it to N30 million. Now they are demanding N5 million.”

He lamented that the family cannot afford the huge sum and pleaded for the unconditional release of the monarch’s wife.


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