A businessman, Elias Ukachukwu, who was kidnapped last November by unknown gunmen in Festac area of Lagos State, has been released after the balance of the $2 million demanded as ransom was allegedly paid, Vanguard reports.
It was gathered that Ukachukwuâ€™s kidnappers demanded an additional $1 million from his family after receiving an initial $1 million. The kidnappers were said to have complained that the relatives of Ukachukwu were rude to them.
Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed Ukachukwuâ€™s release, said he was released last Wednesday, but did not confirm if a ransom was paid for his release or not.
Meanwhile, a businessman, said to be the owner of a popular hotel in Satellite area of Lagos State, was last week abducted by unknown gunmen. Also no fewer than three successful businessmen had been kidnapped by gunmen in recent times in separate locations within Festac.