nkekidnappersOne of the sons of late music icon Sunny Okosun has been released from jail after being arrested over his alleged involvement in the kidnap of Nkiru Sylvanus and Kenneth Okolie.

Jerry Okosun, who also works for the Imo State government as Director General of Student Affairs, was released January 5th after spending 11 days in police cell in Owerri with other suspected kidnappers.

Jerry was arrested on Christmas Day because for some weird reason, the kidnappers contacted him to negotiate the release of Nkiru Sylvanus; who is the Special Assistant on Lagos Matter and Public Affairs to Rochas. Jerry acted as a middle man for Nkiru’s family, the Imo State government and the kidnappers. He was the one that negotiated the N8 million ransom that was eventually paid to secure Nkiru Sylvanus and Kenneth Okolie’s release.

After their release, the Imo State Government Chief of Staff ordered Jerry’s arrest because they claimed to have found some incriminating text messages on his phone connecting him to the crime…and also because Jerry had been insisting on the government paying N15million as ransom. Jerry says he’s innocent.


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