Cloudy Weather Report Ramallah, Palestine +4°C, Cloudy

Latest News

View more

BREAKING: Super Eagles’ victory, independence gift to Nigerians, says Buhari

President commends Akwa Ibom govt for supporting team Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday congratulated the Super Eagles on their victory over the Chipolopolo of

Odd Enough: This couple's reaction to getting busted during sex in the car is legendary

At some point in your life, you're probably going to get caught having sex. But what happens next is completely up to you, and the

When staying in marriage because of the children becomes a ‘sacrifice’

Elizabeth Badejo It’s Saturday morning again, after working five days a week, you would expect to have a good lie in together with a nice cup

EFCC arrests dismissed solider, accomplice over job scam

By Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor A dismissed soldier Kabir Adamu and his accomplice, Hashimu Mohammed Zakari, were on Friday taken into custody by the Economic and

Man Distributes Suya Worth N200,000 For Free To Celebrate Buhari's Return. Photos

This is serious. A patriotic Nigerian reportedly distributed Kilishi (a dried form of Suya) worth N200,000 for free to celebrate president Muhammadu Buhari's return. See pictures

Worth Reading

Amazing! This Pastor Claims to Heal by Kissing His Flocks - Video

Wonders shall never end.  This is a new one.... Ghanaian pastor based in South Africa claims to heal folks through kisses.  Yes, full blown tongue in

Nigeria vs Zambia 1-0 - (Video)

Watch the football match between Nigeria vs Zambia 1-0, shows  Extended Highlights from the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers on 7 October 2017

The Marriage Test Bucket - (Video)

Watch this hilarious spoof:  The Marriage Scanning Bucket.  Please leave a review below.

Columnists

View more

Africa

View more
Home | News |

Ransom: Abductors of Osayomore Joseph demand N200m, Ehanire, N350m

Osayomore Joseph

By Simon Ebegbulem

BENIN—THE kidnappers of Edo State-born musical ace, Osayomore Joseph, have made contact with the family, demanding for an “outrageous amount” for his freedom.

It was the same situation with the abductors of the Executive Director of the Ogba Zoo in Benin, Mr. Andy Ehanire.

Vanguard learned that the kidnappers, who invaded the state, are said to be high profile ones and their victims’ continued stay in their detention was the inability of the families to pay the demanded sum.

Though the source refused to disclose the amount being demanded as ransom, it was learned that the abductors of Mr. Ehanire are demanding N350 million, while that of Osayomore Joseph are demanding N200 million.

A close family source from the musician’s family told Vanguard that “the family has been contacted, but honestly the money they are talking about is outrageous.

“It is not affordable because there is no way the family can find that kind of money. Osayomore is just managing his life right now and does not have such money.

“We are only appealing that they should free him unhurt. The family is not rich; they are only managing just like any other Nigerian. We are begging them to see reasons and release him because his health is not in the best state.”

The Edo State Police spokesman, Moses Nkombe, said the Police was doing all it could to ensure that both Managing Director of the Zoo, Dr. Andy Ehanire, and the veteran musician were freed unhurt for them to re-join their families.

Recall Osayomore was abducted last Tuesday by gunmen at about10p.m. at Orovie village, off Upper Ekewan Road in Egor Local Government Area, Benin.

His wife was trying to dissuade the gunmen to leave her husband, but was shot in the head.

The veteran musician was said to have been abducted after he performed at the palace of the Oba of Benin.

On his part, Dr. Ehanire was kidnapped on September 24, while the three policemen stationed at his Ogba Zoo and Nature Park were killed by the kidnappers.

Andy is the brother to the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire.

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of Nigeriadailynews.com. Nigeriadailynews.com accepts no responsibility legal or otherwise for their accuracy of content. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.

Related Articles

Pandemonium in Port-Harcourt as Soldiers administer Monkey-pox vaccination (PHOTOS)

Comment…What ever the reason for the vaccination might be,let no one allow the child to be vaccinated,because,we don’t know army’s profession as medicine oriented.Even if

26 Assorted Guns, 106 Suspects arrested during Operation Python Dance II

The Nigerian Army has said that its soldiers arrested 106 suspected armed robbers, kidnappers and cult members during the recently concluded Operation Python Dance II

Most Watched Videos

View all posts

Angry Bodybuilder Slaps Judge In The Face After Losing Competition.. Pics/Video

Giannis Magkos wasn't pleased with the results of the International Federation of Bodybuilders Diamond Cup in Athens over the weekend, and made sure to let

Kyle and Jackie O's naked dating show contestants get intimate

Kyle and Jackie O's naked dating show contestants get intimate.

Christmas is for twerking! Kimoji posts another racy video

Christmas is for twerking! Kimoji posts another racy butt shaking video to Instagram.

Lecturer strips NAKED during anatomy lecture (photos, video)

– An anatomy professor removed all his clothes during the lecture – Shocked female students took to their heels as soon as the man stood stark

Nnamdi Kanu: 16 members of European parliament move against Buhari, DSS

- Sixteen members of the European parliament have asked the European Union High Commission to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari on the detention of Nnamdi Kanu -

Arrests made in Dagestan on suspicion future ISIS attacks in Moscow

Seven people arrested in Dagestan on suspicion future ISIS attacks in Moscow during New Year's Eve.

Most Read News

View all posts

Cancelation of Atiku’s contract with NPA tells me you are ‘wicked’, ‘cowardly’ – Fani-Kayode

Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari cancelling of former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar firm’s contract with the

Oba Aromolaran clocks 80

Jesusegun Alagbe The Paramount Ruler of Ijesaland and Chairman, Osun State Council of Traditional Rulers, Oba (Dr.) Gabriel Aromolaran II, on Friday, clocked 80. Thanking God for

US bombers overfly Korean peninsula in show of force

The US has flown two supersonic heavy bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force against Pyongyang, staging the first night-time joint aviation

Opinion: Why TSTV is not the solution we need right now

Opinion Why TSTV is not the solution we need right now This is more like the proverbial case of putting the cart before the horse. Published: 2

Sports: Packers 'fear' Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone on hit that knocked him out of game

Sports Packers 'fear' Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone on hit that knocked him out of game Published: 18:51 , Refreshed: 2 minutes ago Tyler Lauletta Aaron Rodgers landed hard

Fayose in trouble as EFCC stumbles on evidence of diversion of funds meant for payment of Ekiti workers' salaries

- Governor Ayodele's government has been accused of diverting N680 million from the state’s coffers to a private fixed deposit account, which was yielding N6

Most Watched Movies

4 Brothers Season 3

This movie is poignant and thought provoking offering a solidly crafted, well acted and a must see experience for the audience.In the movie, four blood

Unwanted Pregnancy

Nigerian Movies 2017|latest Nollywood movies| movie african 2017Bode's stubborness cost him Linda; his true love and their unborn child, his job, marriage and another child.

Ugly Intimidation 2

She is the Governor's daughter and she is having a secret affair with their cook. Her best friend finds out and goes to taste the

cron