The abductors of the traditional ruler of Isiala Umudi Autonomous community in Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo state, HRH Eze Joel Ndenkwo are seeking the sum of N200m ransom for his release.
The monarch who is also a business mogul, was abducted in front of his office at the ever-busy Tetlow road in Owerri, the state capital, last Friday.
A source close to the monarch said that his kidnappers called the family on Sunday, September 11, and demanded N200 million as the condition for his release.
The source disclosed that the kidnappers called one of his siblings through the monarch’s phone.
“The news is true; the kidnappers of his royal highness have called. They called his family for the first time since his abduction, on Sunday. They asked the family to make available N200m, on Monday. They called through his phone. I don’t know where they will get that kind of money from.” the source added.
Spokesperson of the command, CSP Michael Abattam, who confirmed the incident said that investigations are ongoing.