Jimoh Ibrahim Throws Light On Mum's Abduction Saga
SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, (THEWILL) - Businessman Chief Jimoh Ibrahim today narrated how his mother, 69 years old Madam Omofenwa Jimoh was rescued unharmed from her abductors, who took her forcefully from his Igbotako home in Ondo State last week. She was however released in faraway Ughelli Junction in Sapele, Delta State.
It remains unclear how she was transported to the location by her abductors.
In a statement to the media, Ibrahim said, he received a text message from the kidnappers on Wednesday at about 4.pm with a message “ YOUR MAMA.”
“A young man from Ondo State provided the information that led to the arrest of two of the kidnappers and mothers of the two others on the run, who are now with the police.
“It was on Thursday they asked for N370million. I asked them “how will they carry the money”. They cut the phone. On Friday, they came forward with some demand for dollars.
“They asked us to bring it to Sagamu. When we got there, they said we should move to Okada Junction at Benin. At the place, I came out of my car so they could see me. From Okada Junction, they asked us to go to Sapele and from there to Ughelli Junction.
“They released mama at about 11:30 pm on Sunday. They gave my phone number to her and asked her to give it to anyone that could call me. We got the call at about 11:48 am on Monday morning,” the businessman said in the statement.
Ibrahim did not disclose the sum he paid as ransom for his mother’s freedom. He said she was ‘priceless’ but added that a lot of scientific and physical risks went into the rescue of his mum.