Kidnappers demand N150m from family of kidnapped News Director

… Police begin investigation 

CITIZENS COMPASS – Abductors of Mrs. Priestba Anthony Nwokocha, the Director, News, Rivers State Broadcasting Corporation ( RSBC), in Port Harcourt, Rivers State have demanded the sum of N150m as ransom for her released.

It was learnt that the kidnappers contacted her family to demand for the ransom.

Her husband, Mr. Anthony Wokocha, disckosed this when members of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) resident in Rivers State, paid a visit to the family to empathize with them on the unfortunate. incident.

Mr. Wokocha told NGE that his wife was on her way from work in the evening of Thursday, July 20, 2023, when she was kidnapped. 

According to him, the incident occurred at about 8 p. m on that fateful day when her vehicle broke down and they were trying to fix it around the Golf Estate Highway, Trans-Amadi, Port Harcourt.

He said the kidnappers contacted him on Saturday and asked him to arrange N150 million ransom, if he wants his wife to regain her freedom.

He also said the matter was being handled by a special unit of the Nigeria Police in charge of cases of kidnapping with the knowledge of the State Police Command Headquarters.

The state Commissioner of Police, CP Emeka Nwonyi, had at the weekend ordered an investigation into the abduction of Nwokocha.

Spokesperson of the Command, SP Grace Iringe-Koko,in a statement, said it has ordered an investigation into the abduction to ensure the victim is released. 

She said: “The CP has mandated tactical teams to ensure she regains her freedom and reunites with her family members.”


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