Kidnapped oil trader Kogi is released after two months

The owner of Always Petroleum and Energy Services Limited, Alhaji Mohammed Jamiu, has regained his freedom after two months in captivity.

Jamiu was abducted on July 9, 2022 at his home in Idare quarters in the Okene Local Government Area of ​​Kogi State.

The four kidnappers entered the house posing as business associates shortly after Jamiu returned from Eid prayer ground in the town of Okene.

A family source who never wanted his name mentioned said the oil tycoon was released Thursday night.

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

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

The PUNCH reports that this is not the first time the oil tycoon has been kidnapped, as he suffered a similar fate in 2019 when he was kidnapped at one of his gas stations in Okene.

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However, he was rescued by military officials after a few days in captivity.

The army lost one of their officers, while one of the kidnappers was also killed in the rescue operation.

This time, however, he was not so lucky, as his captors insisted on collecting two ransoms.

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