Oronto Douglas

There is a quite discord between the kidnappers of Augusta Douglas-Ayam, the sister of Oronto Douglas, Special Adviser to the President on Research and Documentation and Douglas’ family members.

Though, the kidnappers have reduced the ransom for her release from N500m to N10m, Douglas family insisted that they can only afford to pay N3 million.

The ailing octogenarian was abducted from her store last Monday night at about 8.30pm by nine armed men disguised in army uniforms.

They whisked her away at Ogbia town in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State to an unknown destination.

Though, the location of Mrs Augusta Douglas-Ayam, is still unknown, the kidnappers reportedly contacted her husband, Mr. Azibayam, at about 2am on Thursday asking for N500m.

The ransom was however reduced to N17m on Friday and later to N10m on Saturday after failing to make direct contact with her brother, the presidential aide.

It was learnt that the kidnappers reduced the ransom to N10m after discussion and plea with their victim?s husband.

Azibayam was said to have told the kidnappers that he could only afford N3million.

A source hinted that their sister might be set free by Monday.

?For the first time, the kidnappers were calm in their conversation. They didn?t sound furious this time around. They simply asked that we should look for N10million.

?But the woman?s husband begged them to collect N3million. He told them he could only afford N3million. They asked him to increase the money to enable them free his wife.

?With the way the conversation is going, we hope that our sister will be released on or before Monday,? the source said.

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