Wednesday, July 6, 2016 6:45 pm
The abductors of the expatriate contractor working in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, have demanded N155 million before they could release their victim. The expatriate from the Granebury Construction, awarded the expansion of the Epe Township road by the Lagos State Government was kidnapped on Monday evening while working on site.
TheNEWS reliably gathered from a top police chief who craved anonymity on Wednesday that the abductors have established contact with the relevant bodies and are demanding N155 million to secure the release of the expatriate.
Our source added that the police had stepped up surveillance and were combing all nooks and crannies of Epe to rescue the expatriate still being held by the kidnappers.
The source said hopefully, the expatriate would soon be released as the police are working on the problem.
Effort to get the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Dolapo Badmus to confirm the development proved abortive as calls made to her phone did not go through.
However, Badmus said on Tuesday that the police had begun manhunt to rescue the expatriate.
According to her, “efforts are on to rescue the expatriate.”
Also, Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, had on Tuesday said government was working with the police to secure the release of the expatriate contractor.