Six Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) officials who were of recent released from captivity have accused Nasarawa Police spokesman Ramham Nansel of lying about their release.
Ramham had said that no ransom was paid for their release adding that they were rescued by the combined efforts of police, soldiers, vigilante groups and hunters.
Speaking to the BBC Hausa Service however, the FRSC officials accused the police spokesperson of telling lies, while noting that they paid between N5-6m each to secure their freedom.
One of the official said “What the police are saying is a big lie, there is no element of truth in it, the kidnappers established contact with our relatives, the money was withdrawn in Nasarawa town.
He noted that their families were instructed that only their drivers must come with the money.
He said when the driver brought the money, they were kept aside till they counted the money and ensure it was complete.
He said it was getting dark, so the kidnappers could not finish counting, so they asked the driver to take them home, while they also proceeded into the bush shooting in the air.
Another victim whose leg was amputated as a result of the gunshot from the incident said;
“We paid ransom through our relatives before we were released; some paid N5m, others N6m.
Source: Naija News