The gunmen who killed a businessman, Theo Mbakwe, and abducted his kid sister on Saturday in Amaigbo, in the Nwangele Local Government Area of Imo State, have demanded N1m to free the lady.
According to a family source, the gunmen earlier demanded N3m, but settled for N1m after much pleadings.
The source said, “The family is running around to raise the money and free the lady. They don’t want to lose another member of the household after losing Theo.
“The abducted girl is in pains. The kidnappers gave her a mobile phone to speak to her family members and she kept crying. Her condition is bad.”
The PUNCH had reported on Monday that Mbakwe, popularly known as Chiboy, was shot dead in front of his parent’s house by the gunmen who abducted the lady from the victim’s vehicle.
Our correspondent gathered that the deceased was the first son of the late Chief T. T. C. Mbakwe, the first indigenous paint manufacturer in Nigeria.
The state Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi, told our correspondent on the telephone that the police would come up with a positive result.