BY IBRAHIM KILANI
Report reaching us says contrary to the claims by the Nigeria police, the Iyaloja of Isua Akoko south east local government, Chief Mrs Hellen Edward who was abducted last Thursday along with others on Ogbese-Uso axis of Akure Owo road, has not been released by her captors.
It was reported that the State Police command through its spokesman, Tee-Leo Ikoro declared that it rescued some of the abducted travellers, but the family of the victims described the cheering news by the police as untrue.
One of the children of the kidnapped Iyaloja, Mrs Alaba Edward, in an interview with our community correspondent said they spoke with their mother in captivity who appealed to them to look for money to pay the ransom demanded by the abductors so that she could be released.
She further explained that the news of her mother’s release brought joy to the entire Isua community before they discovered that she had not be released.
Mrs Alaba said that the 11million naira earlier demanded by the men of the kidnappers had been reduced to 5million naira a huge sum the poor family cannot afford.
The market women leader, Mrs Hellen Edward was the only female in the Isua group abducted while one escaped, remaining five in the den of kidnappers.
Meanwhile, some elders of Akokoland have called on police to follow the directives of inspector General of police and return to their duty posts to ensure safety of lives and property.
The duo of Femi oloketuyi and chief saliu okoja in a chat noted that the roles of police on road patrol and security watch on flash points cannot be over emphasized.
They said police should not fold their arms and allow criminals to take over the country