Kidnappers have released owner of popular Club 64 in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Mr Tari Ajanami, abducted two weeks ago, it has been learnt.
But some drama reportedly played out after his freedom as the kidnappers detained his 38-year-old wife, Christiana and his septuagenarian father-in-law over claims the N15m ransom paid was a far cry from the N200m ransom they demanded.
The ransom exchange, it was gathered, was kept secret from authorities of Bayelsa Police Command and friends of the victim.
It, however, turned awry when the kidnappers insisted the N200m ransom demanded must be completed.
The kidnappers were said to have seized the ransom couriers, who incidentally were the victim’s wife and father-in-law.
A close family source, however, expressed concerns over the new development, revealing the abducted wife of the club owner is having issues with hypertension and was not with her drugs at the point of abduction.
The source, who spoke in confidence, said: “We are however waiting to hear from the kidnappers.
“We learnt their Satellite mobile phone gadget, popularly referred to as Turaya phone, fell into the water during the ransom exchange.
“You know N15m was taken to the ransom exchange point. The kidnappers collected the money and held the wife and her father in order to demand more money from the victim. We plead with the kidnappers to tamper justice with mercy.”