We Had To Borrow To Pay #30million Ransome – Ajuwon Family, Friends
The family and friends of the recently-released abducted hotel owner in Iseyin, Mr Dejo Ajuwon have explained that it was a terrible two days experience, from the moment the victim was kidnapped in his farm till his release.
The Chronicler Newspaper’s correspondent who visited the residence of the Ajuwons on Sunday reported that friends and families of the victim were seen thronging the place to offer prayers and moral support to the household.
A member of the family who had oils not want his name in print said the victim would not talk with newsmen because the experience did not allow for that.
He noted that the family lived through the two days when the incident happened till Ajuwon was released like in a trance, as they had to run from pillar to post, looking for money to pay the ransom.
The family member in his thirties said the family even went to the extent of borrowing from a Cooperative Society and some other private financial bodies so as to meet the demand of the abductors who had firstly asked for a hundred million naira before they eventually agreed to collect thirty million naira.
”It was a hell, we were runny from pillar to post just to get the money, we thank God that he is back home but he will not grant any interview.
”I pray this does not happen to anybody, it is very agonizing, especially for a family man who many people see as bread winner, I pray the society will come together and find a lasting solution to this problem,” he wished.
Mr Dejo Ajuwon came into the compound with his wife and children while our reporter was waiting to see and possibly have a personal interview about his experience while in the hands of the abductors from him, but the moment he came and greeted everyone waiting for him and joined a special prayer group, he entered the house.