The Otun Olubadan family of Ibadan land, Oba Lekan Balogun has shown self-confidence that their set of twins will soon be released by their kidnappers because they have reduced the ransom from N100m to N40m and now it is N10m.
The unknown kidnappers abducted the set of twins last week alongside their mum at the residence of the King at Akobo.
The kidnapper had earlier demanded a whopping amount of 100 million naira but they later reduced it to 40 million naira and now it has been reduced to 10 million naira for the second time.
Even though their mum was dropped at Ojoo road in Ibadan, sources gathered that the kidnappers are communicating with the family of the chief with a sim card that was removed from her mobile phone, and they have since been calling not only the King but also family relatives they think might be capable in meeting their ransom demand.
The delighted father, who refused to say whether he is going to pay the ransom and where or who it will be paid to, confirmed the ransom reduction and expressed his hope that his twins will soon come back to the family very soon.
“I’m very much optimistic that my children will join the rest members of the family very soon by the special grace of God and when they arrive, all of you will be in the know. I thank Nigerians, both at home and in diaspora for the massive support my family received so far and which we are still receiving.
“I’m also grateful to the state government and once again to the security agents for their efforts in ensuring the release of the kids just as I want to thank my tormentors in advance for the care given to the innocent children.
May anything called sorrow be far away from all of us. I will say more when the kids reunite with other family members.”