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Saturday, 22 December 2012

Nkiru Sylvanus' family paid N8 million to kidnappers for her release

The police in Owerri, the Imo state capital told reporters during a press briefing yesterday that Nkiru Sylvanus' family paid N8 million to the kidnappers before she was released on Thursday night.

The Commissioner of Police, Adisa Bolanta, said the family did this without the knowledge of the police. He said they had warned the family not to negotiate or deal directly with the kidnappers but they defied their orders
"They defied our warnings and continued negotiations with the kidnappers. They went behind us and paid N8 million to them. We have made some arrests in connection with the case and very soon they will all be apprehended." He said

112 comments:

omotayo said...

Story story, why won't they pay. They shld wait 4 some incompetent bastards called Nig Police force.

Anonymous said...

Dead Country

Anonymous said...

The police can go to hell,if the family hadn't paid they won't find her.

Mr Black said...

This kidnapping thingy is really getting scary o.

God's Kingdom, abeg come soon o.....

Omije oju wa n bere anu re...#YBNL

Anonymous said...

Abeg wetin concern police with dat. D family no trust dem with dia pikin life so dat d kidnappers no go kill dia pikin dem do wat dey feel is right. Yawa dey smell

elpachinto madriga said...

D police r sha mad, were dey xpectin any sane nigeria 2 leave negotiations involvin d lyfs of their love ones in their hands...knowin d incompetence of d Nigerian boiz-scout(police) i dare say d family did d ryt tin...suspect my foot,dey shud take d confessions of their suspect n make vegetable soup wiv it btw nkiru aka concubine,welcome home n leave married mehn alone ...yesu representa'

Anonymous said...

Same ol same.... Made some arrest? Like we dnt knw how it ends *hisssss* so dey xpected d family to wait? Wen they (police force) are not dependable, Nkiru I bless God dat u r alright.

Anonymous said...

Rubbish...so d family shud allow their child to suffer when they can help? Police abeg go sidon na now una make arrest. Nonsense

Charles said...

Thank god she is now safe

Charles said...

Thank God she is now safe

Adaorah said...

Abegii my police. Did they tell you they wanted her corpse back?if you were so competent there won't be issues of kidnapping

Rukky said...

What where they expecting the family to do? Trust the same police force that initially claimed not to know the actress was kidnapped?

Queen Bee said...

Mr CP,sorry to let u know the people don't have faith in Nigerian police anymore.....infact the police is among my suspect list! if they had left it to u pple,mayb its their corpses u will trace after the kidnappers are long gone!now u are talking from one side of ur mouth.rubbish !!
You should be tanking the family for making ur work easier!.....they were trying to be cautious!...cos its better to be safe Dan sorry!!

Anonymous said...

Why won't de negotiate behind there back, de don't want to lose dere lovely daughter. I commend there effort. Cudos to the fmly of Nkiru.

Anonymous said...

If they didn't pay up,d kidnappers will have continued to Rape her until they get tired and waste her! So d police shud shut up!

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TWITS said...

N8mill!! just like dat. it hurts. something shd be done about dz abductions. Our security agencies..where are you? Thank God she emerged alive after all, n Ken Okolie too.

Anonymous said...

anyone's family would have done the same, this is her life we'r talkin about here....they shud catch those a**holds, make them return the 8million and punish the fools severely. Useless things.

Anonymous said...

Story story! Thank God she is home now. Do the police want to tell us that prof okonjo was released without ransom ppayment ? Next story pls! Teekay

Omas992 said...

''We have made some arrests in connection with the case and very soon they will be apprehended''. What a contradiction!

Anonymous said...

Lord have mearcy in our country, when,dre is job but does people need to be arrested

Anonymous said...

D NIGERIAN POLICE SHOULD NOT DECIVE THEMSELVE.

Anonymous said...

What a speech so u guys expect the family fold their arms and watch their daughter waste away in anticipation for your snail response yeah right!abeg linda leave dis pple make we hear better gist

Ezems said...

Since they've got the money, they have to pay. They can't rely on our lax police.

Anonymous said...

Wot stupid noise is d police making? If they trusted u, they'ld hv waited for u. Wasnt ransome paid for Ngozi Okonjo Iweala's mother's release? D police shld just shut up n work at fixing their messed up system.

Anonymous said...

Of course they went behind your back to pay the kidnappers!! Should They should have waited for ur slow asses to do something?? Nigerian police please get a life!!

Anonymous said...

ah i no blame dem o cos dem no won use dia pikin play gamble wit devil o.shikina!

Anonymous said...

Oh mehn money dey dis kidnapping business oh.

Anonymous said...

And if they had waited for your impeccable detective skills would their daughter have returned?? Nincompoop

Anonymous said...

Big Xmas Celebration for boys...Kipnapping is lucrative indeed!!

Anonymous said...

Nigerian police need to stop acting like they know their job. I am guessing they must have apprehended the wrong people, just to ensure they have something to say to inquisitve minds who are following the story. I am glad they found her alive if not they will be telling a different story.

Anonymous said...

And the beat goes on. Who's is next?

Anonymous said...

D police shud shut d hell up jare. Dey shudnt negotiate nd leave dier dota dere to die. As if dey r equal to d task. Mtcheeeeeew. Kendra

Anonymous said...

dis is serz oh......well I don't blame d family pple joor if u wait for Nigeria police u are seating on a long tin

jennysparks said...

So the police expected them to keep waiting till the kill her or what...?by d way linda your blog rocks..!!

Anonymous said...

Hmm, very funny story from Nigeria Police Owerri braanch! *SMH*

Umez said...

Mr. CP get real.....your NPF is has the IQ of a door mat. Why shouldn't they negotiate with the kidnappers?

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

The police shout shut up! I don't blame the family for paying because you can't rely on the NPF who are so perfect at coming late when they are mostly needed. All these that the police is saying is just to cover up their already tarnished image. Why didn't they also tell us how much the Okonjo's paid too? Mtcheew!

Nollywood Forever said...

Why r the police releasing such a statement? They need to keep their big traps SHUT!

Anonymous said...

All dis police head correct so? So una want d kiddnappers kill her, like say una fit do anything. Abeg arrest nd apprehended no be d same thing? Abi na Linda no write am well. Rolex

Anonymous said...

that's good.

Anonymous said...

Which yeye warnings. When I was kidnapped and later released some incidents that the police narrated to my pple where known only to me and the kidnappers. How come they were aware if they were not actively involved???

lizzy said...

We have heard u people...

Anonymous said...

Ode people. The family didn't want anything to happen to her. When they know our police force is ineffective

Chrisbrizzy said...

They should go and rock with satan the devil...bonkoms. So they mean to tell us that they didn't negotiate with Okonjo's kidnappers? Welcome back, Bleble.

DANTE CHUCKS said...

Wetin dat mumu police man de talk. Mk dem ♌ợ̣̣̝̇̇̇. Pay ransome as if dem go fit do anytin. Nigerian police force. Mtcheew SMH

Anonymous said...

Una try o olopa,defiled una warnings.When did 9ja police become trustworthy.Thank God she's safe that's all.Anny

Anonymous said...

Nigeria police una do well,mcheeew!

Anonymous said...

taa...make the no pay..make the kill her..mumu police wetin una sabi...na to colet 20# for road ..anybody wey no pay u go arrest am in conection wit the kidnappin....o boy 8million to much oh..,.thunda fire those kidnappers....owubaba

Unknown said...

Oga police So they shd've waited 4 u abi? Wen there was no words from u.. Gud decision by d family. I wonder y d IGP is complaining. Is it ur moni dey used in paying d ransom? I dnt think dis man knws how it feels 2 hv a luved 1 kidnapped. I just thank God 4 ha safe return.

O said...

Biko police make we hear word!! If the family had been waiting for you, 2013 for don reach before anything!! They had to do what needed to be done to raise it, and have her home and healthy by Christmas.
5 days without food, and in the middle of bush is enough stress for persin.

Anonymous said...

Tell dat commissioner dude 2 shut up.

Anonymous said...

Police sha,see dem talkin lik thy hav anyth to do b4,bt those people don harmmer o 4 dis dry xmas

Anonymous said...

Why will they wait for police? So their daughter will die waiting for police to rescue her,as if police can't free her same day using track device from gsm providers, but corruption has taken the country.

Anonymous said...

trusting ur life or someone's life in d hands of nigeria police is like killing urself or that person...

The family did the right tin..
Thank God she's back n safe

ms bhookey said...

They shld nt negotiate n let her die abi???usesless police pple hw mny previous kidnappers v u catched,mtchewwwwww

Unknown said...

Make nigeria police go and have seat..dis one na medicine after death.

Anonymous said...

That's very good the kidnappers did A beautiful job kidnapping rochas girlfriend.. Nice 1 guyz

Anonymous said...

That's A very good news.the kidnappers did A beautiful job kidnapping rochas girlfriend..nice 1 guyz kip it up

chyde said...

Abeg dis police shud park well.dey are nt reliably so I wudnt blame nkiru sylvanus family 4 paying d money. Besides its gud as dey paid d money instead of allowing her rot in dere 4 days and if dey didn't pay d money, no one can guarantee wat will happen to her. U can't trust kidnappers cos dey ar ruthless. Welcom home nkiru and ken. Am glad u guys are bk

Anonymous said...

even okonjo family paid...mitchew

Anonymous said...

Life first jare...those people can be brutal!

bintin laye lomo said...

see mad men called police talking, the family should wait for you until the kidnappers kill her abi, how are we sure that this is not another mikel obi father`s style kidnap.

Anonymous said...

na dem bring d money?rochas money

Anonymous said...

Wetin bE unA problem....dey had da monEy and pAid 4 dia daugthers release..how e take concErn u...abeg go stay 4 road dey Collect shandy!!!!!Kwasiaaaafor

Gooby said...

who will be apprehended; the family or the kidnappers?

Warri Girl said...

Wow, 8m is big ooo

Unknown said...

"they defied our warnings...." why won't they... ( long hiss) u think they' ll wait for u and ur lazy tacties at the expense of her life? # donttrustthenigeriapolice/govt

Anonymous said...

Naija police!!! Why didn't u guyz pull the "man-called-snow" act on d kidnappers as d case of Iweala?? Abeg d family do well jor by payin d ransom,cos if dem wait for una nkiru fit no b nkiru again. For all I care,d system is jagajaga!!! 8 milla,wow..anyway "daddy" money dey inside. #lysteekal#

Eminence said...

If they had left it for the police to handle,they won't do anything nd nkiru would spend her xmas there
hehehe...Boys are not smilin,they must cruise around with prado jeep.

Anonymous said...

Mr Adisa Bolanta pls do shut up..when my sister was abducted the police told us not to negotiate that they would handle d negotiation and apprehend d evil doers when they come to collect d ransome..the evil doers named a place to drop d money that was just outskirts of town,guess what d police told us...it was outside their jurisdiction and we went to the next state to lay d complain,and we were told that it was late to pick up d case since anoda state was handling it...Back n Forth we went until d ransome was paid and my sister released...Just pray evil doers don't come near you cos police cannot do anything neither can Gej..People will always be evil.

Anonymous said...

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Eminence said...

If the police had handled d case,i pity Nkiru cos she would spend more weeks there,her family had to do something sharp sharp b4 it becomes something else.
Hehhe...boys are not smiling,they must reach villa nw.

WAEC WITHHELD 47,289 RESULTS FOR EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE said...

Whoa! Much money. But this is bad. Guys should learn how to work

cjwalkingtall blog said...

wow... Change of profession. I think this kidnappin biz is a cool one..... I'm thinkin of doin my Msc in kidnapping and abduction policy and strategy. Or what do u guyz think... 8mil in just few days...i'm applying for the course....

Anonymous said...

Amen! May they all be arrested! 8m! They will all choke on it! They wana spend ill gotten money for christmas...this country is beyond redemption....TC

Anonymous said...

Story story,Nigerian police and tlk,na wen dey kill d grl dey will fnd dead bdy,dere nt serz.

Anonymous said...

super story

Swagkid said...

Police una d craze ooo,mk dem com wait fo how long wit una mago mago

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Anonymous said...

see flexing dis xmas go hot oh 8mil dis kidnappers gem go catch una one day

Unknown said...

wow the kidnappers don get christmas money imagine that kind of money where me dey find ordinary 30k for christmas loll

Anonymous said...

It's not this bad in Mexico how long is Nigeria gonna go on like this, so what if they don't have the N8m so this is the new way to make money? The police have no means of tracking the bad guys, and you expect me to come and live in that sh** hole called Nigeria? I guess I'd just stay here in the UK, after all no one is kidnapping me. SAD COUNTRY.

Anonymous said...

two things:
The family knows Rochas will re-imburse them,
Another is that:
The Police is not that reliable.
Even if they were, sometimes, the fright of a beloved one being killed can make anyone pay anything.

But this is not really a Police matter is it?
AS LONG AS WE HAVE WASTEFUL LEADERS WHOM CANT CREATE LIFE OPPORTUNITIES FOR A YOUTH-DOMINANT NATION...

It may well continue to happen.
It's a damn fucking shame..
8 million is an outrageous amount!

StandTimes said...

May God's name be praised for her release.
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Anonymous said...

STOP TELLING THE WORLD DAT THE RANSOM WAS PAID. IT WILL KEEP ON PROMOTING THE KIDNAPPERS

Sadiq Daniel said...

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Anonymous said...

i just hope they didn't rape this poor girl but if what we herar of these kidnappers is anything to go by... thank God she's aliv though, and the government needs to do something fast not only about the levelof insecurity but also therapy for victims. i cant imagine the trauma they must be put through

Anonymous said...

My message is for "baldeh counsultant",Dont worry, God will make a way. Pls dont venture into form of crime,it doesn't pay. And even if this year is not good, next year will def be better for u. God bless u.

Lisa, London said...

Her family has just rubber-stamped KIDNAPPING as viable business that does pay. All potential kidnapped now know their in a industry for it. Expect more kidnappings to follow.

Anonymous said...

Now I wonder ..what if this kidnappers r actually policemen? Hmmmm

Anonymous said...

Who has never paid kidnappers Even okonju ewela paid from FGs purse NPF is a money makin ofis na them dey kidnap sef

Anonymous said...

Cp dey make arrest 4 xmas bail money,We knw u beta

Anonymous said...

I think its not right to mention how much ransome was paid. Because another set of kidnappers will wanna do same to have their share of the cut, knowing fully well she has that sum of amount to pay. Its wiser they kept their mouth shut.

Anonymous said...

Me think the police are right- paying up only encourages these kidnappers but then again, she is a woman in the company of men who are clearly capable of anything, including rape and murder. Thank God she is okay

mrolajyde@gmail.com said...

What abt the puff puff sellers dat were arrested as suspects.
When will our brave police release them?
Or do they have to settle x-mas coins for being innocent?

Unknown said...

That Money will never be useful to them. Ble ble welcome.

Unknown said...

That Money will never be useful to them. Ble ble welcome.

Lisa said...

So, this is the new job prospect in that country.

Anonymous said...

It's so unfortunate dat dey av 2 pay dat amount. It is well

Anonymous said...

Rubbish police

Fellak said...

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Anonymous said...

the family should not have publicised the amount they paid! they are helping to fuel the viability of kidnap.... as some idiots here are already indicating how profitable it is, who knows how many new potential kidnappers have been inducted......also they run the risk of the girl being kidnapped again since we all know she has family that love her enough to pay a tidy ransom of 8m!

Anonymous said...

N f, waste of time and money. I remember last year when my friends Dad was kidnapped in anambra state, the ransom the kidnappers asked for was 10mill but the family had only 5mill. The police said they should bring the money they will trick the kidnappers and arrest them. Unknown to the family the police men removed 2mill from the 5mill given to them. That's how the kidnappers got angry and killed this man. It was another lady that was also kidnapped during that period that told the story. So I don't blame the family at all. Nkiru thank God you are okay.

Unknown said...

story of d century.who else will pay for her release if not her bf Rochas;where her family see 8million not to tok of paying it?

Anonymous said...

My dear, abeg park well well for London o abi na uk!!all u lost children, always jumping at every opportunity to stress why you'd rather remain abroad. Mtchew!!!!

Anonymous said...

This is a true life story cp! My aunty's stepson was a police officer in abia state. He was killed recently and for some reason, it was all shrouded in secrecy. When family members insisted on knowing the true story, here's what was uncovered. Some kidnappers had made a demand for ransom. A place was agreed for drop off and pick up. The police dropped the money and laid ambush. Turns out my aunty's stepson was the one who came to pick up the ransom. He was shot and when they searched him, they found his I.d card. His wife too is a police officer. My point is, who knows how many police officers were in that gang. So u see mr commissioner, it will be stupid of anyone to sit and wait for the police to free their kidnapped loved ones.

Anonymous said...

What did they want her family to do? Wait till she is killed first!!!! Right? The police comissioner should go take several seats somewhere jo!!!

Anonymous said...

Police
Worst human in dis lyf

Nigeria Elite Forum said...

God pls come down series things has been happen

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