A man, Aminu Ibrahim, from Igarra, in the Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, his son-in-law and a yet-to-be-identified person have been kidnapped near Lampese, a boundary community between Edo and Kogi states.
The group was said to be returning from Yamoya, near Kabba, Kogi State, where Ibrahim went to settle a marital dispute between his daughter and her husband.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the kidnappers, who contacted the family, initially demanded N30m ransom.
A family source said as of Monday, the kidnappers had reduced their demand to N3m.
“He (Ibrahim) is an old man and the kidnappers have been threatening us that we are delaying them. We have only been able to raise N200,000,” he added.