Kidnapped Delta Resident Doctor: Abductors Demand N5m Ransom

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    By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri

    Suspected kidnappers of a resident doctor in Ojobo General Hospital, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete, have reportedly contacted the victim’s family demanding N5 million ransom.

    Community sources aware of the development confirmed the demand of the ransom to our correspondent on Wednesday.

    AUTHENTIC NEWS DAILY gathered that It was alleged that the kidnappers had earlier demanded N10 million before later reducing the price to N5 million.

    Dr. Iboyitete, Principal Medical Officer at the General Hospital, was kidnapped on Monday morning by gunmen at the hospital premises, whisking him to unknown destination.

    Sources who pleaded anonymity said that, “the abductors established contact with the victim’s family on Tuesday.

    “The leaders of the community are still pleading for the unconditional release of the medical practitioner.

    “Gunmen pretended to be patients seeking medical help had escaped with the doctor through the creeks in the Ijaw riverine community”.

    Recall that medical practitioners in the state had declared a two-day warning strike to protest the kidnap of Iboyitete. The warning strike took effect on Tuesday June 2, 2020.

    The two-day warning strike was declared by the state branch of the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP) at the end of its emergency meeting of the body.

    However, Our correspondent could not confirmed if a truce had been reached with the hoodlums on the alleged ransom.

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