Five days after he was abducted in front of his Jattu, Etsako West Local Government Area, the abductors of the Chairman of Edo State chapter of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Alhaji Abdul-Hamid Egele, have contacted his family, demanding for N80million ransom before he would be released.
Egele, also known as Baba Petrol, was kidnapped at about 7pm on Monday by some gunmen, who shot dead his driver and two security personnel.
According To Vanguard, a source close to the family of the kidnapped IPMAN boss said on Friday in Auchi that “the kidnappers contacted the family today morning and they are demanding for N80m before he will be released.
“That is the development as of today and this is the first time they are contacting the family since Monday evening when he was kidnapped in front of his gate after closing from work and the kidnappers came in vehicles.”
An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said that the incident happened when Egele was returning home after the day’s business and he was accosted by the gunmen.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Bello Kotongs, said the police was yet to get any new information about the kidnap and that the family had not informed the police of any contact