By Onome Oghenetega
Abductors of the mother and aunt of the Pere of Kabowei Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Shadrach Erebulu, Adou lll, have finally contacted the royal family demanding N250 million ransom before they could free their victims.
The traditional ruler’s mother, Queen Elizabeth Erebulu and her sister, Mrs. Okee Yawoma were abducted on Wednesday April 17, 2019 at gun point.
WARRI TODAY had earlier reported that the two victims were abducted separately on that fateful day.
Sources told our correspondent that the king’s mother was abducted at her home located around Taware Quarters in Patani town, Patani Local Government Area of Delta State.
While her sister, Mrs. Yawoma, the sources claimed, was kidnapped at Adagbabiri community, a Bayelsa State Community sharing boundary with Delta State.
A reliable source at the palace of the traditional ruler confirmed this on condition of anonymity on Saturday, saying that the captors had established contact with the victims’ family.
It was learnt that the kidnappers are demanding N150 million to free the the king’s mother while they pegged ransom for the monarch’s aunt at N100 million.
The source, who was, however, silent on the amount the palace agreed to pay, said the gunmen had refused to bring down the ransom price.
The abductors had also threatened to kill their captives if their demands were not met by the family.
It was learnt that security has been beefed up in the area as a combined team of security operatives are combing the creeks of Delta and Bayelsa States to rescue the victims.