Abductors of Oniku of Iku, Ikare Akoko, High Chief Mukaila Bello, has demanded N50m for his release and three others.
Others abducted with Chief Mukaila were a former House of Assembly candidate for Akoke Northeast constituency, Yeye Gbafinro, Hon Adeiran Adeyemo and Mr. Bashiru Adekile.
They were abducted on Thursday evening at Ago Panu axis in Owo local government while returning from Akure.
The driver conveying them was shot in the head and receiving treatment.
It was gathered the family members have asked for a reduced ransom but the kidnappers refused.
According to a source: ”lt is true that the abductors have open a line of discussion with the families of the four victims demanding for a ransom of N50m before they can be released.
”The family members have held a meeting and pleaded with the kidnappers to reduce the ransom, but they insisted that they won’t reduce it. We have pleaded that the families are not bouyant to raise such huge amount of money.
”We are still begging them to reduce it. They are yet to reach out to us again.”
It was gathered that prayers were held in lkare for the release of the victims.