My wife’s kidnappers insist on N100m ransom, says Nwosu


Steve Nwosu

THE Deputy Managing Director (DMD) of the Sun Newspapers, Mr. Steve Nwosu, Tuesday said the kidnappers of his wife, Toyin were insisting he pays N100 million before she could be released.

Mrs. Toyin Nwosu was abducted on Monday morning by a seven-man armed gang who stormed his Okota residence at about 1.30 am.
Addressing newsmen on the incident at his Okota home, Nwosu said the matter was still deadlocked, as the kidnappers are still adamant.

He said nothing has changed since Monday when the incident occurred, but that he has left everything in the hands of God.
“Apart from yesterday when they called me, the abductors of my wife have not made any other calls. Now it is deadlocked and they have refused to cooperate. I have left everything to God. All I would say is that I am a poor journalist and do not have the kind of money they are demanding,” he said.

He, however, urged security operatives to come to his rescue and do the needful for his wife to be released.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, reiterated the commitment of the command to ensure that Nwosu’s wife is reunited with members of her family.

He, however, said he would not discuss the strategies to be used by the police in its investigations on the pages of newspapers.

According to him, “My position is that we are working round the clock to ensure that the woman is liberated and be reunited with her family. I am not going to discuss strategies deployed since it would jeopardise our investigations. Aside, the matter is highly sensitive,” he added.

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