Abductors Of Kogi LG Chairman, Pius Kolawole Demand ₦100m
The abductors of Pius Kolawole, the Chairman of Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi State, have demanded a ransom of N100 million.
Recall that Kolawole and some others were kidnapped on Saturday on his way from Ilorin to his hometown of Egbe, the border town between Kogi and Kwara State.
He was said to be in the company of the state Commissioner for Pension Board Honourable Adebayo Solomon, who was shot dead by the gunmen.
It is gathered that the abductors contacted one of the family members of the chairman on Sunday night to demand the ransom.
A family source on Monday said the abductors promised to call back by this morning to continue with the negotiation.
The source further said the kidnappers had also contacted the Kogi State Chairman, Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) Mr. Taofik Isah who doubled as the Chairman of Ijumu Local Government Area.
It was gathered that the family, council area and ALGON had now agreed that only the ALGON Chairman should continue with the negotiation with the kidnappers.