Commissioner kidnapped in Kogi state

Commissioner kidnapped in Kogi state

Sunday, May 31, 2015 7:10 pm

*Second high profile abduction in the central Nigerian state in weeks
*Victim, Stephen Mayaki was a former CEO of UACN Property in Lagos

Mr. Stephen Mayaki: kidnapped

Mr. Stephen Mayaki: kidnapped

The Kogi State Commissioner for Lands and Housing, has been kidnapped.

Mr. Stephen Mayaki, a 1975 graduate of mechanical engineering, was kidnapped by six persons at about 8.30 a.m. on Sunday in his farm at Osara in Adavi Local Government Area.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Shola Adebayo, confirmed the story, but said details will be provided later.

Maiyaki was appointed commissioner in May 2012, after a long stint in the private sector in Lagos and his chairing of Housing Group of Vision 2010.

He was an Associate of Knight Frank and Rutley, and former Divisional Managing Director (Property Division) of UAC Nigeria plc and Managing Director of UACN Property Development Company plc from 1999 to November 1, 2007.

Justice Christopher Olorunyomi of the State High Court was similarly kidnapped in the same area on May 27 and his whereabouts is still unknown.

His abductors are demanding N150 million before he could be released.


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