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Abductors of retired principal in A’Ibom demand N20m ransom


Abductors of a retired school principal, Akparawa Ezekiel Paul, in Ikot Abasi Akpan, Mkpat Enin Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, are demanding N20Million ransom for his release.

Mr Paul was picked from his home near the Community Civic Center at about 7am on Sunday while preparing to attend Mass at the St. Pius X Church Parish.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Akwa Ibom State Command, ASP Timfon John, confirmed yesterday that, the police are aware and strategic efforts are ongoing, towards rescuing the victim.

A source narrated, “Akparawa Ezekiel Paul was kidnapped on Sunday around 7: 00 AM, when he came out of his house in the morning.

“He was doing some domestic chores preparatory to going for Mass at his Parish, St. Pius X when these boys who waited around the compound without his knowing swooped on him.

“He was blind-folded and dragged to where they parked their motorcycles on the road by about five persons, as the victim was shouting for help while they whisked him to unknown destination on one of the bikes.

“The victim’s wife, Mrs. Mary Ezekiel on hearing the scuffle and noticing the action in the compound raised the alarm for help.

“It was the alarm that attracted the neighborhood to come out but before then, the victim was already whisked off by his captors.”

Meanwhile, some members of the criminal gang responsible for the said abduction have been reportedly arrested, one of them nicknamed ‘Taller’, an alleged notorious criminal in the neighborhood is suspected to have rode the bike that whisked the retired principal away.

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