The family of the kidnapped Nollywood actress and the Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Affairs, Miss Nkiru Sylvanus paid a ransom of N8 Million to the kidnappers to effect her release, according to the Imo State Commissioner of Police Baba Adisa Bolanta. The Police commissioner said that this is against the instruction and order of the Police.
The Police Commissioner while speaking with journalists at the Command’s headquarters in Owerri, disclosed that the police foiled the first attempt by the family to pay N7 million as ransom to the kidnappers. They recovered the money as the abductors took to their heels when they saw the police. The said N7 million was returned to the family.
The commissioner further said that after the money was returned, the family defied the police directive and went ahead to pay N8 million to the kidnappers for Nkiru Sylvanus was released.
Meanwhile, Rochas Okorocha, the Imo State Governor has ordered the release of N320 million as Christmas Bonus for the security agencies. This he said is in appreciation of their commitment to fighting crime in the state. The Governor instructed that every security agent should be given the sum of N10,000.00 each.