Kogi: Gunmen finally release oil mogul, Mohammed Jamiu after two months in captivity


After spending over two months in the kidnappers’ den, the owner of Always Petroleum and Energy Service Limited, Alhaji Mohammed Jamiu, has finally regained freedom.

Jamiu was kidnapped on July 9, 2022 at his residence located at Idare quarters in Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State.

The kidnappers, numbering four, entered the house posing as business associates shortly after Jamiu returned from Eid praying ground in Okene town.

A family source, who never wanted his name mentioned, said the oil mogul was released on Thursday night.

According to the source, the family paid a ransom before they could secure the release of their brother.

“They just released our brother, Alhaji Mohammed Jamiu Idris. We have been praying for over two months to see this come to pass. Even though we paid ransom for his release, we thank Almighty Allah that he came back alive,” the source said.

Saga Gist recalls that this is not the first time that the oil mogul has been kidnapped.

Jamiu was also abducted in 2019 at one of his fuel stations in Okene but was rescued by military officials after a few days in captivity.

The military lost one of their officers while one of the kidnappers was also killed during the rescue operation.

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