20180605

'Herdsmen' Who Kidnapped Delta Monarch Demand N15million

Seven gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen yesterday demanded N15 million ransom before they would release the Obi of Ogodo, HRH Sunday Olisewokwu who they abducted.

The Ogodo clan live in an agrarian community in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State.

The abductors were said to have demanded for the ransom with a caveat that it should be paid by 6 p.m yesterday.

But according to The Nation, there were no indications that the matter was settled last night.

The monarch, who is in his 40s, was abducted yesterday by masked men between neighbouring Ezi and Onicha-Olona communities.

Family sources confirmed the abduction, saying two aides of the monarch were injured during the attack.

They were said to have also beaten up a family of five on their farm.

A source said a search party comprising members of vigilance groups in Ogodo, Olona and Ezi was immediately constituted to trail the abductors and rescue the monarch.

But their efforts had not yielded positive result at the time of filing this report.