Abductors demand N500m to free Bayelsa SSG’s mum.

Kidnappers of the 80-year-old Madam Betinah Benson, mother of the Secretary to the Bayelsa State Government, Dr Kombowei Benson, have demanded a ransom of N500m for her release.

Another group also demanded N200m for the release of Tari Ajanami, the owner of Club 64, a nightclub.

It was gathered that investigators were looking at the possibility that both abductions were planned by one group.

Calls to police spokesman Asinim Butswat were not routed, so he could not confirm the ransom demands.

But a member of the family of the club owner confirmed that they were contacted by the kidnappers who demanded a ransom of N200m.

“I was shocked when they demanded N200m. I hope and pray that they release our brother unhurt,” the family source said.

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