Nkem Owoh released by kidnappers after ₦1.4 million ‘discounted’ ransom paidPosted on Monday, November 16th, 2009 at 3:42 PM
Nollywood actor, Nkem Owoh has reportedly been released after a ₦1,400,000 ransom was paid to his kidnappers. Owoh who is popularly known as ‘Osuofia’ was kidnapped as he travelled along Enugu – Port Harcourt expressway.
Mr. Owoh who is widely reported to be one of the highest paid Nollywood actors spend almost a week in the custody of the kidnappers. His abductors originally requested for a ₦15 million payment to secure his release. However, after a few days, they allegedly reduced the ransom demand to ₦2 million before ‘compromising’ to the final ₦1.4 million which was paid.
According to Sunday Punch newspaper, the kidnappers are still holding on to Owoh’s car and requesting an additional ₦100,000 before the car is released.
Wow! Though, we are glad that Mr. Owoh has been released in good health and physical condition. This is just so embarrassing and unfortunate.
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