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OAP Akas Baba’s Kidnappers Request for N10 Million Ransom




More devastating news reaching us about the kidnap of Wazobia FM presenter Akas Baba.

Yesterday, BN informed you that the popular Port Harcourt-based OAP was shot in the presence of his wife and children, and kidnapped. (click here to read).

The management of the radio station has released a statement on the issue, also stating that a demand of N10 Million is being requested.

The management of Steam & Globe Broadcasting and Communications Limited, owners of Cool FM, Wazobia FM and Nigeria Info condemns the kidnap of their staff and on-air personality on Wazobia FM Port Harcourt, Anthony Akatakpo, famously called Akas Baba.

The broadcaster’s home was attacked in the early hours of Thursday March 13, 2014.

Akas Baba was beaten and shot in the leg by the kidnappers in the presence of his children and wife, despite cooperating with his attackers. He was thereafter whisked away in his Mitsubishi Endeavor SUV with Registration Number LSD 871 CM. This very violent act still leaves Akas Baba’s family in great trauma.

The kidnappers made a ransom demand of N10, 000,000 (Ten Million Naira) before fleeing with him.

The family and management of Wazobia FM have reported the kidnap to the police as well as other security agencies.

We are optimistic that the police alongside other security agencies will do a thorough job of securing the release of Akas Baba. We hereby urge security operatives in the state to do everything possible to quicken the release of the ace broadcaster from the kidnappers’ den. We are worried that his health might degenerate if he does not get access to medical care as a result of the gunshot wound he sustained.

We also enjoin anyone with vital information that could aid the release of Akas Baba to please contact the nearest police station, or call the number: 08099930069 or send a text to 32355.

We once again plead with the people holding Akas Baba to release him immediately so he can return to his family and we can all put this sad experience behind us.

Akas Baba is the host of “Make Una Wake Up” the breakfast show on Wazobia fm Port Harcourt The show which airs weekdays from 5am to 10am, is one of the most popular radio shows in the South-South region of the Nigeria.

Signed: Management

We hope the authorities can find the perpetrators as soon as possible.


  1. @edDREAMZ

    March 14, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Ten million what….. seriously, i dont knw this guy, his he a millionaire…..???

  2. Ella

    March 14, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Make una release Akas Baba we beg you. Wazobia has not been the same since yesterday. I drove to work today without hearing anybody’s voice. God pls bring him home safe to us

  3. Hurperyearmie

    March 14, 2014 at 9:55 am

    This is total wickedness, they molested him and his wife right in front of their kids hmmmmmm i pray he returns back to us in one piece


    March 14, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Damn These Guys Are Mean, 10 million?? I Just Pray He’s Getting Some Local Medical Assistance that my main concern..

  5. Poison Ivy

    March 14, 2014 at 10:01 am

    In front of his family…..Brutal
    The rough life of PH
    Obviously from this statement,the station no go pay
    God give strength to his family esp the kids,must have been traumatic to see their dad like that.

  6. Warri Babe

    March 14, 2014 at 10:09 am

    It’s very sad and disheartening , I pray God will touch their hearts.

  7. Berry Dakara

    March 14, 2014 at 10:19 am

    This is heartbreaking! What the hell?!?!?!?!?!?

  8. Mz Socially Awkward...

    March 14, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    ROTIMI AMAECHI, come and clear out these cultists you set loose on Port Harcourt, oh! They used to be your boys during the heydays of 1999/2003 elections and now you’ve moved on to classier endeavors and abandoned them to continue terrorizing the rest of us.

    That city used to be so serene and safe, come get your boys! Please return them to whatever pit you released them from!!

  9. whocares

    March 14, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Is there inflation in Nigeria? Has the value of Naira decreased that they are demanding for millions like its pure water money they are asking for? Na wa o. You manage to get a job that pays you enough to take care of your family, you get kidnapped, you don’t have a job they call you lazy and you rot in poverty.. wetin person sef wan do?
    Two weeks ago my mom was telling me about how her colleague’s daughter got kidnapped from her secondary school. This man is not by any means rich, in fact he has two jobs to enable him send money to Nigeria, yet these evil people demanded for £10,000.. That’s about 2 million isn’t it? (that’s what google said anyways). This is just sad. I hope he is ok, and gets out of this alive.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      March 14, 2014 at 12:49 pm

      Lord, that’s really bad about your mum’s friend’s daughter. I pray she’s released unscathed by any other harm.

    • whocares

      March 14, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      Oh she was thankfully. My mom reckons it has to be someone he knows.. But you just never know do you? The worst part for me is how these kidnapping schemes have moved from kidnapping the very rich to the average Nigerian trying to eke a living.
      Disclaimer: I do not approve of kidnapping the very rich either, or kidnapping in any form.

  10. Miss_Flygerian

    March 14, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    10 million ke? Haba na, make these kidnappers fear God. They should release the poor man.

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