The kidnapped wife of a traditional ruler in Oyo State, Funbi Ojo, has regained freedom from her abductors.

Gunmen have kidnapped a 60-year-old woman, Mrs. Nyieda Kpeenu, from her residence in Nweol community in Gokana Local Government Area, Rivers State.

It was gathered that the yet-to-be-identified gunmen yesterday, contacted her family and demanded N16 million ransom.

Kpeenu’s son, who pleaded to remain anonymous, disclosed that the bandits stormed their house at about 8pm, and whisked his mother away after sporadic shooting.

He said the whereabouts of his mother, who is a farmer, has not been known.

He stated that the armed men, after abducting his mother contacted the family and demanded a ransom of N16 million.


He appealed to his mother’s captors to release her unconditionally and appealed to security agencies to come to their aid.

The woman’s son lamented that the family cannot afford such money, as his mother is a mere farmer, who depends on farm products for family sustenance.

He cried: “Where are we going to get such money from. My mother is not a politician. She is a farmer. We have reported the matter to the police. But, nothing has happened. We are hoping on God and praying to Him to touch their hearts, so they can release our mother unconditionally”.

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