The family of the abducted chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Apomu Branch, Kazeem Alli has revealed that his kidnappers are demanding N15 million as ransom.
According to the family source, “The kidnappers have reached out to us. They warned us not to let anybody know about the negotiations. They have been reaching the family through the wife, Jemila Alli.
“They demanded N15 million as ransom. We have not spoken with Kazeem Alli since he was abducted to ascertain whether he is alive or not. We are relying on God for his safe return.”
Kazeem Alli was on Friday night abducted around Oke-Afa area in Apomu, Isokan Local Government Area of Osun State.
There was, however, confusion as news earlier initially indicated that he was shot to death and his body carried away by his assailants.
The Osun State Police Command through its spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, however, debunked the earlier rumour.
Opalola stated that Alli was macheted by the assailants and taken away to an unknown destination by men who came in an unregistered black Toyota Corolla car.
While disclosing that police operatives, hunters and natives of the community have been combing the forest for his rescue, she added that eight persons have been arrested in connection with the incident.