The Sport Utility Vehicle of abducted Principal of Madonna Community Secondary School in Oruk Anam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Monday Ekoriko, has been recovered by the state police command.
The kidnappers who abducted Ekoriko at his country home in Udianga Enem village in Etim Ekpo LGA last Saturday, while attending a church service at the United Evangelical Church which he built in the community, have already demanded for a N50m ransom.
Speaking to newsmen, the kidnap victim’s eldest son, Menyene said;
“They (the hoodlums) called me on the phone and the number was hidden. They told us to arrange N50m before my father could be released. The discussion was so brief and sharp with a threat that some people have paid for my father to be killed, that only a higher amount would safe him.’’
Menyene further revealed that his father’s Lexus SUV which the kidnappers used in whisking him away, had been recovered after it was abandoned at the Ekparakwa axis of Oruk Anam LGA.
Confirming that the Principal’s SUV has been recovered, the state police command spokesperson, Odiko Macdon said;
“We can confirm the recovery of the car. The police have nothing to do with ransom, but I can assure you that soon the hoodlums will be apprehended and brought to justice because the Commissioner of Police, Olatoye Durosinmi, who is personally directing the operation, has zero tolerance for crimes.’’