Police recover SUV of abducted Akwa Ibom principal
The state police have recovered the Sport Utility Vehicle belonging to Mr. Monday Ekoriko who was abducted as Principal of Madonna Community Secondary Schools in Oruk Anam Local Gov Area of Akwa Ibom State.
Ekoriko was kidnapped at his country home in Udianga Enem, Etim Ekpo LGA, last Saturday while he attended a service at the United Evangelical Church he founded in the community. They have demanded a N50m ransom.
Speaking to newsmen, the kidnap victim’s eldest son, Menyene said;
“They (the hoodlums) called me on the phone and the number was hidden. They told us to arrange N50m before my father could be released. The discussion was so brief and sharp with a threat that some people have paid for my father to be killed, that only a higher amount would save him.’’
Menyene further revealed that his father’s Lexus SUV which the kidnappers used in whisking him away had been recovered after it was abandoned at the Ekparakwa axis of Oruk Anam LGA.
Confirming that the Principal’s SUV has been recovered, the state police command spokesperson, Odiko Macedon said;
“We can confirm the recovery of the car. The police have nothing to do with the ransom, but I can assure you that soon the hoodlums will be apprehended and brought to justice because the Commissioner of Police, Olatoye Durosinmi, who is personally directing the operation, has zero tolerance for crimes.’’