Kidnappers Release Kogi State Businesswoman As Family Pays Up N5M Ransom

The owner of Seat of Wisdom Supermarket, Lokoja, Kogi State, Mrs Ugochukwu Okpala, who was recently kidnapped has regained freedom from her abductors.

She was actually kidnapped on Friday 4th March 2022 shortly after closing her business for the day.

GistsNaija gathered through a family source that she was released by her abductors after the total sum of N5 million ransom was paid.

The source said others rallied round to raise the ransom, over two weeks after her abduction.

“We remain grateful to God Almighty that she was freed in whole. Now, where do we go from here? Everyone rallied round. We had to combine forces to put up money. Five million naira was paid before they finally let the woman go. What is all these?”

The sluce queried.

The Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr William Aya, is yet to confirm the release of Mrs Ugochukwu Okpala.

Phone calls to him went unanswered as of the time of filing this report.


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