Kidnappers of Bayelsa monarch’s wife demand N100 million ransom

Bayelsa on Nigerian map
Bayelsa on Nigerian map

The abductors of Tina Inegbagha, the wife of the paramount ruler of Ayakoro community, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa, have demanded a ransom of N100 million to free her from captivity.

The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that some yet to be identified gunmen, had on December 16, invaded the coastal settlement to abduct the monarch’s wife and Egele Jack, the Principal of Government Craft Development Centre, Ayakoro.

Majesty Inegbagha, a member of the monarch’s family, told NAN in Yenagoa on Friday that the abductors had now contacted the family with the demand.

“The ruler, who is my elder brother confirmed that the kidnappers called him and demanded for the sum of N100 million.

“Although, the family is pleased to know that the woman is alive, the thought of raising that sum of money has created additional challenge to the family,’’ Mr. Inegbagha said.

He expressed optimism that the ruler’s wife and the school principal would regain their freedom, following prayers and the efforts by security agencies.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Asuquo Amba, said that the incident was being investigated.

Mr. Amba also said that following the upsurge in violent crimes in Bayelsa, the Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Ibrahim Idris, had sent a special squad to complement the efforts of the state police command.


Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility


Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: New Discovery! Click Here To See A Miracle Device That Can Cure DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE, ARTHRITIS, PAINS, OBESITY And 50 Other CHRONIC DISEASES Without Drugs Or Herbs.. Click Here Now To See It

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.