The abductors of the Chief Medical Director of General Hospital, Idoani, Ondo State, Olufemi Adeogun, with two others have demanded a sum N6 million for their release.
According to a family source who pleaded anonymity, disclosed that the abductors had contacted the CMD’s family and had initially demanded a ransom of N100 million but later reduced it to N6 million after much pleas from the family.
She said “The kidnappers contacted us and they said we would have to pay the sum of N100m if we want them to release the victims especially the doctor.
“They have even spoken to us twice and asked how much we had been able to raise but we were only begging them to have mercy on us.
“Later, they told us to go and look for N6m and that they have been able to reduce the ransom for us but to source the fund is still a challenge.
“We are also talking to families of the remaining victims too and they can’t raise such fund but the police have asked us to be patient, that they would rescue them.”
The CMD alongside two other victims including the recording officer in the hospital, Mrs. Foluke Ajbola, were abducted on Monday evening while traveling along Owo/ Idoani road.
The abductors were said to have shot the driver of the vehicle in the hand before leading their victims into the forest.
Security Operatives have been deployed to rescue the victims from their abductors.