The Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, on Wednesday revealed that he was a victim of kidnapping some sixteen years ago, adding that no ransom was paid before he was released after two days.
Ekweremadu stated this while contributing to the debate on Joint Committee Report on Police Affairs, National Security and Intelligence during plenary at the Senate.
According to him; “On the September 10, 2000, as Chief of Staff to the then Enugu governor I was kidnapped and kept for two days. I was released, but no ransom was paid.
“I think there are categories of kidnappers, those who kidnap to make a statement, and those who kidnap for money, which I believe we are talking about.
“We should discourage kidnapping by refusing to pay ransoms, because from my experience these kidnappers are always in a hurry to get the money and move on.”