Wanted shareholder of Kirov plant kidnapped in Abkhazia

Wanted shareholder of Kirov plant kidnapped in Abkhazia
Maxim Yakovlev

A ransom is required for the head of the holding Poligrafoformlenie, Maxim Yakovlev.

The head of the holding Polygraphoformlenie, Maxim Yakovlev, was kidnapped in Abkhazia. RBC learned about this in the Prosecutor General's Office for the Republic.

“The abduction took place in the city of Novy Afon of the Republic of Abkhazia. We also received information that the wife [of Maxim Yakovlev] filed a statement that [the kidnappers] a ransom of 200 million rubles ($ 3.2 million),” said Daur Amichba, the acting assistant of Attorney-General’s spokesman.

He also said that the prosecutor's office of the Gudauta District initiated a criminal investigation into the kidnapping. The interlocutor of the portal specified that Yakovlev was not kidnapped randomly, but due to the fact that he is a big businessman.

“It was in early June. A criminal case has been initiated, the investigation is underway. The whole complex of investigative measures has been carried out, the location has not been established yet,” Amichba explained.

The press service of the Main Investigative Directorate of the ICR for St. Petersburg, when asked about the kidnapping of the head of the holding Polygraphoformlenie, answered that “there are no details yet, we do not comment on the situation.”

Earlier, Fontanka reported that a criminal case was initiated in St. Petersburg on the abduction of Russian citizen Maxim Yakovlev for financial gain. According to the publication, Yakovlev’s wife applied to the ICR. According to her, the businessman disappeared during a long trip to Abkhazia. 

As Fontanka specifies, against Yakovlev, a criminal case was initiated in Kirghizia on the application of his former partner. The Kyrgyz publication Kaktus, in February 2017, reported that the Bishkek police are looking for Yakovlev at the request of Interpol.

He is suspected of committing crimes under the articles “Robbery,” “Arbitrariness” and “Unauthorized seizure of residential and (or) non-residential premises, buildings, and structures” provided by the Criminal Code of Kirghizia. Yakovlev’s card is published on the Interpol’s wanted page.

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