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Kidnappers Of Wazobia FM Presenter Demand N10m Ransom




The fate of a kidnapped radio presenter based in Port Harcourt hangs in the balance as his abductors demand N10m ransom from his family.

Uneasy calm prevails in Rivers State, after the forceful abduction of a popular radio presenter, Anthony Akatakpo, aka Diplomatic Akas Baba, by unknown gunmen on Thursday.

Akatakpo, who works with Wazobia FM, was kidnapped from his residence in Rumuekini, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Eye witness accounts say that the kidnappers, who were about 12 in number, shot the radio presenter in the leg before taking him away in his private Mitsubishi Endeavor Sport Utillity Vehicle with registration number LSD 871 CM at about 3 am.

Although no contact was established between the kidnappers and their victim’s family, they left a message for Akatakpo’s pregnant wife instructing her to pay them a ransom of N10m or risk having him killed.


The kidnappers also stole wristwatches and other personal belongings from their victim’s home before abducting him.

A source close to the family revealed that the operation lasted for one hour in Akatakpo’s residence, which is situated within a developing area in Obio/Akpor LGA.

The source said though the victim did not resist the kidnappers, one of them went on to shoot him in the leg.

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