Kidnappers demand N20m to release Enyimba player, one other


Kidnappers have made a demand of N20 million for the release of Dayo Ojo of Enyimba FC and Iluyomade Benjamin of Abia Comets FC who were abducted on Sunday evening.

The players were waylaid and abducted at Ipele town on Benin-Akure Expressway in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo.

Sources close to the families said the kidnappers reduced the ransom from N100 million to N20 million following pleas from the families.

The families are hopeful that the kidnappers would bring the ransom down.

The abducted players were on their way to their base in Akure from Owerri, after a holiday was declared for all Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) players following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Police said on Monday they were trailing the kidnappers.