The abductors of Enyimba Football Club of Aba midfielder, Dayo Ojo, And Abia Comets player, Benjamin Iluyomade, have told the clubs to pay a 20 million naira ransom for both players.
The footballers were kidnapped on Sunday evening around Ipele Village on Benin-Owo Road in Ondo State while making a trip from Abia State to Akure following the suspension of the NPFL.
Enyimba player, Emmanuel James, who was also riding with them, managed to escape the attack.
And now, according to reports, a family source, who spoke on Monday, said the kidnappers reached out on Sunday night to first ask for 100 million naira to free the players.
"The family had to plead with them (kidnappers) that they can't afford such amount," the source said.
"But today (Monday) they reached out again and reduced the money to N20m, we are still begging them to reduce the money," the source added.
Ondo State Police Command spokesman, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, said they were on the trail of the abductors while also revealing that some of the travellers who were abducted alongside the two footballers had already been rescued.