Ruler Kidnapped in Nasarawa, Abductors Demand N50 Million Ransom
A Second-Class King in Nasarawa state, the Aron Akye of Ugah has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen and N50 million ransom has been requested by the abductors for the ruler to be freed.
This was made known by a source who said the kidnappers stormed the king’s house at around 7:30pm on Thursday, bearing sophisticated weapons and whisked the monarch away to an unknown destination.
He explained that the traditional ruler was taken away on a motorcycle by his abductors.
He also said that the kidnappers contacted the family on yesterday on phone to demand for N50 million ransom after allowing the monarch to speak with family members.
Police Commissioner, Bola Longe, corroborating the news said the ruler was abducted from his residence at Ugah village near Lafia at about 7.30 pm on Thursday.
Longe told newsmen that “We have deployed officers to area and they are searching everywhere, he will be rescued and by the grace of God the kidnappers will be arrested and prosecuted,”.
He appealed to the public to “furnish the police with relevant information that will lead to the rescue of the victim and arrest of the kidnappers.