10 millionaires have been kidnapped, ransom being asked in US dollars

No less than, 10 tycoons have fallen casualties of snatching for cash at Festac Town in Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State in the last couple of months, as indicated by examination. Since a year ago, abductors, wearing military cover uniform, have kept on capturing rich men in Festac and Satellite Town. A police source joined to Area "E" Police Command, said: "Since June a year ago, till date, around 10 rich men had been abducted in Festac and Satellite. We know these ruffians are the same. Their modus of operation is the same. They wear military disguise uniform and utilize the same sort of vehicles. The vast majority of the casualties are brokers at ASPAMDA segment of the Trade Fair Complex." Another police source said: "One of the moguls in Festac called me; he said a significant number of them are terrified and are as of now moving out of Festac. He said he didn't comprehend what was going ahead in Festac. He said towards the end of a year ago, he had tallied five moguls that had been grabbed. "When he was tallying the casualties, he didn't know about the late abduct of one Frank Umeh. He said that what inconveniences them most in Festac about the capturing, is that the hijackers used to request ransoms in dollars. One of the inhabitants additionally let me know that one of the casualties' payoff was paid in South Africa." He included that the explanation behind the interest of dollar was not implausible. He connected it to debilitating naira and expanding force of dollar. On Thursday, the most recent casualty, Frank Umeh, as different casualties, was abducted by men in military garbs at Raji Rasaki Estate, Amuwo-Odofin. Inhabitants depicted Umeh as an industrialist. An inhabitant included: "The ruffians were in military uniform. They trailed Umeh to the front of his home. A driver was driving him. They didn't trouble with the driver. They just took just Umeh. It's the same posse that had been capturing rich men in Festac." It was learnt that the group of one of the casualties paid $1 million. The ruffians later said the family was discourteous to them and declined to discharge the casualty. They now requested another $1 million. A more abnormal going by a few sections of Festac such as 21, 22 streets, 7, 3 and fourth parkways, would be humiliated at how occupants gaze and screen his or her developments. Prior to Umeh's snatching, one Mr. Cosmas Ojukwu Anayo was grabbed at the home's entryway, prompting his home. Anayo, an agent at Trade Fair Complex, was driving back to his home, House 16, X Close, 21 Road, when he was abducted. Anayo's kidnapping was said to have happened around 8:15p.m. penultimate Thursday. The business big shot was in organization with four of his students when they were waylaid at X Close entryway. The ruffians took Anayo, however permitted the four students to go. A relative of Anayo, who declined to uncover his name, affirmed the kidnapping. He said: "It happened on Thursday. The casualty's wife is not at home at this point. She ought to be the individual to choose who to identify with. Since he was snatched, we have not got any call or say of payoff. We are agonized over his security." An inhabitant, who wished to stay mysterious, additionally talked on Anayo's snatching. He said: "We were begging when we saw men wearing military cover, completely furnished before the door. They more likely than not trailed him. They essentially requesting that he tail them and he coordinated. They flung him inside their vehicle and drove off." According to him, there had been instances of widespread capturing in the region. He included: "The ruffians' typical technique for operation is to steal their casualties and stay incommunicado for around a week prior to they begin arranging with the casualty's gang." Last year, hijackers stole the wife of the Sun Newspaper's Deputy Managing Director, Mrs. Toyin Nwosu. The kidnapping occurred inside of the same territory as that of Anayo. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Dolapo Badmus, said she didn't know the quantity of grab casualties in Festac and its environs. She said: "I can affirm Francis Umeh who was hijacked on January 28, 2016, at Festac. Police don't have record of serial capturing. Be that as it may, examination is in high rigging to disentangle the episode. We are cheerful that soon the casualty would be discharged."

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