Family of Actress Nkiruka Sylvanus paid N8m ransom to kidnappers, police say

Nkiruka Sylvanus
Nkiruka Sylvanus

The Commissioner of Police in Imo, Adisa Bolanta, has confirmed that the family of Nkiruka Sylvanus, the abducted governor’s aide, paid N8 million ransom before she was released.

Mr. Bolanta told newsmen in Owerri on Friday that the family defied repeated warnings from the police not to negotiate or pay any ransom to the abductors,

He that the family of the Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Affairs, did so without the knowledge of the police

The commissioner added that the police had recovered and returned N7 million paid by the family.

Mr. Bolanta said that after we returned the money to the family, they defied our warnings and continued negotiations with the kidnappers.

“They went behind us and paid N8 million to the kidnappers,” he said.

He, however, reassured residents of the state that the fleeing kidnappers would be brought to book.

“We have made some arrests in connection with the case and very soon they will all be apprehended.

“Let me assure the good people of Imo that we will not rest until all forms of criminality has been eradicated from this state.”


  • stephen77

    The Police commissioner Adisa Bolanta is a rogue, he was a commissioner in Oyo State and was arming Tokyo to cause mayhem. He would have taken a share from that money. How could you return N7 million and the family paid N8 million again. and no kidnaper was arrested. It just like what happened to okonjo-iwealas mum , a person was shot dead in another house without the victim and the victim took okada to the house from another place. WHAT REALLY HAPPENED?