Abductors of Pharmacist in Kogi reject N10 million ransom, demand N30m

The abductors of Abdulazeez Obajimoh, the Managing Director of AZECO pharmacy in Okene Kogi State have rejected the N10 million ransom offered by his family, insisting on N30 million as the only option to secure his freedom.

Obajimoh was abducted by gunmen in Iruvucheba community in Okenne local government area of Kogi State, in which early July.

According to a family source, the kidnappers called on Thursday to make demand for a ransom and rejected the initial N10 million ransom offered by the family.

The source maintained that after the abductors rejected the offer, they insisted on N30 million ransom as the only option for him to regain his freedom, calling the initial offer “chicken change”.

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Kogi State chapter, had earlier decried the incessant attacks and abduction of its members across the state.

In a statement by the state chairman of PSN, Dr Lawal Muhammed, he said, “most of the money invested in pharmaceuticals are loans from banks.”

He urged the perpetrators and the general public not to see pharmacists as being rich.

He also called on the state government and security agencies to map out strategies to curb the menace.

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