The abductors of the Permanent Secretary of the Ondo State Hospital Management Board, Dr. Niran Ikuomola, have reduced the ransom placed on the victim to N20m.
PUNCH gathered that shortly after, the abductors called the family on the telephone and demanded for N70m ransom.
A source close to the family said on Thursday that the abductors had called the wife of the victim, Mrs. Omonike Ikuomola, to inform the family about the reduction of the ransom, adding that the family could not still raise the money.
He said, “The wife was contacted on the telephone again and they (abductors) reduced the money to N20m, the wife begged them to accept N2m, but the abductors rejected it.
“As I am talking to you now, the family has no way of raising the money.”
As of the time of filling this report, the permanent secretary was still in the kidnappers’ den as any agreement had not been reached on the ransom