Crime & Society

Kogi Oil Mogul Regains Freedom After Two Months in Kidnappers Den

From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja

After spending over two months in kidnapper’s den, the owner of Always Petroleum and Energy Service Limited in Okene, Kogi state, Alhaji Mohammed Jamiu has finally regained freedom.

Jamiu was kidnapped July 9th 2022 at his residence located at Idare quarters in Okene Local Government Area of Kogi state.

The kidnappers, numbering four, entered the house posing as business associates shortly after Mohammed Jamiu returned from Eid praying ground in Okene town.

A family source who never wanted his name to be mentioned said the oil mogul was released on Thursday night.

According to the source, the family paid ransom before they could secure the release of their brother.

“They just release our brother Alhaji Mohammed Jamiu Idris. We have been praying for over two months to see that this come to pass. Even though we paid ransom for his release, we thank Almighty Allah that he came back alive” the source said.

Our Correspondent recalls that this is not the first time that the oil mogul was abducted.

Jamiu was also abducted in 2019 at one of his fuel station in Okene but was rescued by military officials after few days in captivity.

The military lost one of their officers while one of the kidnappers was also killed during the rescue operation.

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