From Priscilla Ediare, Ado-Ekiti
Bamisaye was said to have been kidnapped around 4pm on Wednesday, by seven gun-wielding men along his farm located between Ero Dam and the Ekiti State farm settlement located at Orin Ekiti, Ido-Osi Local Government Area of the state.
The incident had caused tension and panic in the rural community.
The source said, ” Yes, I can confirm to you that the family received a call at about 10am from the kidnappers, first to demand N50 million but after so much persuasion and pleading they reduced it to N40 million as of Thursday morning and they are threatening to kill the victim if the money is not paid.
But when contacted, the Corps Commandant, Ekiti State Amotekun Corps, denied knowledge of the ransom being demanded by the kidnappers adding that men of the corps and other security agencies are on the trail of the gunmen in a bid to rescue the victim unhurt.