Kidnapped Lagos businessman regains freedom

After several weeks in kidnappers’ den, a Lagos businessman, James Uduji was on Tuesday morning, freed by his abductors.
Uduji, chairman, Comestar Company was kidnapped in the Festac area of the state with $1million (about N250million) ransom demanded for his freedom.
The kidnappers were said to have laid ambush for Uduji along 72 road junction, Seventh avenue at a bad spot on the road where they whisked him away.
It was learnt that despite his family paying N100 million, his abductors refused to free him, insisting that the balance N150 million must be paid or he will be killed.
It could not confirm if the family eventually paid the N50 million demanded.
When contacted, the state command’s spokesman, Joseph Offor, a DSP, confirmed the release.
He however disclosed that the police played no role in it, adding that the force was only informed by the family that Uduji has regained freedom.
Offor said he does not have the details on the issue, adding that he was nor in the know if ransom was paid.


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