Thomas Chinujinim Ogbeoleka, son of Dr. Godstime Ogbeoleka, Senior Lecturer at the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, IAUE, Rivers State, who was abducted last weekend has been released.
Thomas’ abductors had demanded N15 million in ransom after whisking him away to unknown destination last Thursday from his father’s compound at Ihuapa community in Ahoada West Local Government Area.
A family source, however, disclosed that the kidnappers released him unconditionally to his family after his father called their bluff and maintained he would not give away a dime to get his son back.
“My brother told the kidnappers he is not paying a kobo for his son’s release. They continued putting pressure on him, but he asked that they be kind enough to let him have his son’s body dead or alive. We thank God Thomas has been released”, the source stated.