Sapele—The kidnappers, who abducted Sussan, wife of Sapele-based staff of Seplat Petroleum Development Company Ltd., Chief Anthony Owumi, yesterday reportedly demanded a ransom of N50 million before she will be released.
She was kidnapped nine days ago from their Amukpe country home in Sapele, Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State, amidst intense gun fire that sent her neighbours scampering for safety. Meanwhile, the victim’s husband has pleaded with the abductors to release her unconditionally, saying “I do not have such an amount. “Neither I nor my wife is in possession of illicit wealth. I am pleading with those kidnappers to release my wife unconditionally.” Security officials have, however, recovered both her black 4matic Mercedes SUV and the black Toyota Landcruiser used by her abductors along Elume Road, also in Sapele council. According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, “the police command is on top of the issue as they are working round the clock to have her released.” Meanwhile, several pastors across the town have since the incident began marathon interdenominational prayer sessions at the Anthony Owumi Estate, where the victim was kidnapped.